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dc.contributor.authorMatharu, Rupy Kaur
dc.contributor.authorCiric, Lena
dc.contributor.authorRen, Guogang
dc.contributor.authorEdirisinghe, Mohan
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-20T00:07:07Z
dc.date.available2020-06-20T00:07:07Z
dc.date.issued2020-06
dc.identifier.citationMatharu , R K , Ciric , L , Ren , G & Edirisinghe , M 2020 , ' Comparative Study of the Antimicrobial Effects of Tungsten Nanoparticles and Tungsten Nanocomposite Fibres on Hospital Acquired Bacterial and Viral Pathogens ' , Nanomaterials (Basel, Switzerland) , vol. 10 , no. 6 , 1017 . https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10061017
dc.identifier.issn2079-4991
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 21887441
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 17cfea96-ced0-4e4f-9226-0efed3e4f74a
dc.identifier.otherPubMed: 32466574
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-8865-1526/work/75615950
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85085590112
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/22892
dc.description© 2020 The Author(s). This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
dc.description.abstractA significant proportion of patients acquire hospital associated infections as a result of care within the NHS each year. Numerous antimicrobial strategies, such as antibiotics and surface modifications to medical facilities and instruments, have been devised in an attempt to reduce the incidence of nosocomial infections, but most have been proven unsuccessful and unsustainable due to antibiotic resistance. Therefore, the need to discover novel materials that can combat pathogenic microorganisms is ongoing. Novel technologies, such as the potential use of nanomaterials and nanocomposites, hold promise for reducing these infections in the fight against antimicrobial resistance. In this study, the antimicrobial activity of tungsten, tungsten carbide and tungsten oxide nanoparticles were tested against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and bacteriophage T4 (DNA virus). The most potent nanoparticles, tungsten oxide, were incorporated into polymeric fibres using pressurised gyration and characterised using scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. The antimicrobial activity of tungsten oxide/polymer nanocomposite fibres was also studied. The results suggest the materials in this study promote mediation of the inhibition of microbial growth in suspension.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofNanomaterials (Basel, Switzerland)
dc.subjectAntimicrobial
dc.subjectBacteria
dc.subjectNanoparticles
dc.subjectNosocomial infection
dc.subjectTungsten
dc.subjectTungsten oxide
dc.subjectVirus
dc.subjectChemical Engineering(all)
dc.subjectMaterials Science(all)
dc.titleComparative Study of the Antimicrobial Effects of Tungsten Nanoparticles and Tungsten Nanocomposite Fibres on Hospital Acquired Bacterial and Viral Pathogensen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Engineering and Technology
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Physics, Engineering & Computer Science
dc.contributor.institutionBioEngineering
dc.contributor.institutionMaterials and Structures
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Engineering Research
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