A Study on Antimicrobial Effects of Nanosilver for Drinking Water Disinfection

  • Xu Yang

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Xu Yang
    Pages 1-12
  3. Xu Yang
    Pages 13-35
  4. Xu Yang
    Pages 37-46
  5. Xu Yang
    Pages 47-66
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 71-71

About this book


This thesis examines the feasibility of using silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) as a viable disinfectant. It explores the opportunities and challenges of using AgNPs as an antimicrobial agent, and includes the latest research findings. It compares three kinds of AgNPs with regard to their antibacterial and antiviral effects; their sustainability in real water matrices; and their antiviral mechanisms. The outcome of this research equips the water industry with a better understanding of the capacity, extent and mechanisms of nanosilver disinfection. It is of interest to graduate students, academics and researchers in the area of nanotechnology and environmental engineering. 


Water Treatment Technology Silver-Cysteine Complex Water Matrices Silver Nanoparticles (AgNPs) MS2 Bacteriophage Antibacterial Escherichia Coli Antibacterial Antiviral Mechanism Nanosilver Antigenicity Damage Nanosilver Genome Damage Nanosilver Viral Capsid

Authors and affiliations

  • Xu Yang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1 Engineering Drive 2National University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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