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Title: ANTIMICROBIAL NANOCOATING TO PREVENT AIRBORNE VIRUS TRANSMISSION ON SURFACES
Authors: HOO HUI XIAN
Keywords: antiviral
antibacterial
coatings
nanomaterials
virus
bacteria
metals
carbon
graphene
quantum dots
cellulose
chitosan
biopolymer
hydrophobic
adhesion
COVID-19
Issue Date: 2022
Citation: HOO HUI XIAN (2022). ANTIMICROBIAL NANOCOATING TO PREVENT AIRBORNE VIRUS TRANSMISSION ON SURFACES. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Disease outbreaks such as COVID-19 are transmitted rapidly across borders in today’s context. There are a few modes of transmission for infectious virus, such as through fomites (surfaces), droplets or aerosols. Existing studies suggest that contaminated surfaces of fomites are a contributing factor that promotes the transmission of viruses. The emergence of new COVID-19 variants has prompted researchers to investigate how to develop antiviral nanocoating to curb the spread of the transmission through surfaces as the viruses become more infectious. This paper provides a scientific literature review of various materials with antibacterial and antiviral properties such as metals, carbon, and biopolymers. The applications and the antimicrobial properties of various nanomaterials will be analysed. An overview of the applications of the nanomaterials with antimicrobial properties will then be concluded. Finally, the potential application of biopolymers as an antiviral nanocoating will be investigated.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/226611
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