Barrier textiles for protection against microbes

Zhao, Y., Xu, Z. and Lin, T. 2016, Barrier textiles for protection against microbes. In Sun, Gang (ed), Antimicrobial textiles, Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, Eng., pp.225-245, doi: 10.1016/B978-0-08-100576-7.00012-2.

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Title Barrier textiles for protection against microbes
Author(s) Zhao, Y.
Xu, Z.
Lin, T.ORCID iD for Lin, T.
Title of book Antimicrobial textiles
Editor(s) Sun, Gang
Publication date 2016
Chapter number 12
Total chapters 17
Start page 225
End page 245
Total pages 21
Publisher Woodhead Publishing
Place of Publication Cambridge, Eng.
Keyword(s) antibacterial
Summary The presence or growth of microbes on textiles may result in a series of problems such as unpleasant odors, cross infection, disease transmission, or discoloration and deterioration of textiles. Imparting textiles with antimicrobial property can effectively eliminate these adversities and thus has been attracting great attention. This chapter summarizes the commonly used antimicrobial agents such as silver, metal oxides, photoactive dyes, quaternary ammonium compounds, N-halamines, triclosan, polybiguanides, chitosan, and plant-derived bioactive agents, their characteristics, toxicity, antimicrobial ability, ecological acceptability, and related textile finishing techniques and evaluation methods. Since durability to repeated washing is the major challenge for the practical use of antimicrobial textiles, the chapter provides details on the technique to immobilize antimicrobial agents onto fibers. In addition, impacts of using antimicrobial textiles on the environment and health are discussed in the last section.
ISBN 9780081005859
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-08-100576-7.00012-2
Field of Research 091205 Functional Materials
Socio Economic Objective 860406 Synthetic Fibres
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
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