Antiviral and Antimicrobial Smart Coatings: Fundamentals and Applications provides a critical analysis of all types of smart antiviral and antimicrobial coatings currently being researched. The book opens with a discussion of the microbial and viral pathogens, including how to identify them and their interaction with surfaces. The next three sections look at the concept of smart coatings, specifically antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral smart coatings, types, effects, and applications. The book concludes by discussing the methods and standards for characterization of coatings and then presents several real world case studies. A valuable resource for those working in the smart coatings field.
- Introduces the concepts of smart coatings and the synthesis, characterization, and classification
- Provides insights into the pros and cons of established processes and thereby provides guidance on how to select the appropriate techniques for specific applications
- Discusses the process of applying smart antimicrobial and antiviral coatings on various surfaces
- Presents the methods for characterization of smart and multifunctional coatings