This book describes the most up-to-date research in the area of nanoparticles that show anti-microbial activity. It looks at the types of materials and their applications in the area of environmental science, medical devices and coatings for a range of applications as well as describing the techniques that are being used to characterise the materials and nanoparticles. In addition some techniques that have not been used specifically, but could show promise for characterisation of the materials, are also covered. Nanoparticles in Anti-Microbial Materials deals with a current particularly hot topic and gives academics, researchers and industrialists a reference text to assist them in locating the research literature as well as an overview of techniques and procedures. Undergraduate students in analytical science and material science will also find it valuable.
The authors are members of the Analytical and Environmental Research Group at Dublin City University. Dr Regan's research interests include the development of nanoparticles for biofouling prevention and novel separation systems