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dc.contributor.authorMorena Gatius, Ángela Gala
dc.contributor.authorFerreres Cabanes, Guillem
dc.contributor.authorIvanova, Kristina Dimitrova
dc.contributor.authorPérez Rafael, Silvia
dc.contributor.authorTzanov, Tzanko
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Doctorat en Polímers i Biopolímers
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Química
dc.identifier.citationMorena, A.G. [et al.]. Antimicrobial lightweight materials and components. A: "Advanced lightweight multifunctional materials". Elsevier, 2020, p. 469-502.
dc.description.abstractLightweight materials and components have gained remarkable scientific and technological importance in the recent times as the main drivers of innovation. They are finding widespread use across all industry sectors to reduce the production cost and enhance materials quality and functionality, while maintaining the strength of the final material. In particular, antimicrobial lightweight materials have been garnering increased interest for management of resistant pathogens that are mainly responsible for the food spoilage and the occurrence of severe foodborne and hospital acquired infections. Research initiatives have been devoted to engineering various innovative materials as nanoparticles, hydrogels, foams and surface coatings with improved antimicrobial properties. In this chapter we summarize the recent advances in development of antimicrobial nano-enabled lightweight solutions using polymers, biopolymers, and different types of highly effective than their bulk counterparts nanoparticles with low probability for resistance development, showing the way forward to limit the spread and emergence of antimicrobial resistance.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the European project ReInvent - "Novel Products for Constrution and Automotive Industries Based on Bio Materials and Nature Fibers" (H2020-BIBI-JTI-2017, Grant Agreement number 792049) and the European project PROTECT - "Pre-commercial lines for the production of surface nanostructured antimicrobial and antibiofilm textiles, medical devices, and water treatment membranes" (H2020-720851). The autors would like to acknowledge the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER). A.G.M. would like to thank Generalitat the Catalunya for providing her the Ph.D. grant (2019FI_B 01004) and G.F. acknowledges Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and Banco Santander for his Ph.D. grant (113 FPI-UPC 2018)
dc.format.extent34 p.
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria dels materials
dc.titleAntimicrobial lightweight materials and components
dc.typePart of book or chapter of book
dc.subject.lemacMaterials -- Propietats
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. CELBIOTECH - Grup de Recerca: Enginyeria Paperera
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. GBMI - Grup de Biotecnologia Molecular i Industrial
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessRestricted access - publisher's policy
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
dc.relation.projectidinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/720851/EU/Pre-commercial lines for production of surface nanostructured antimicrobial and anti-biofilm textiles, medical devices and water treatment membranes/PROTECT
dc.relation.projectidinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/792049/EU/Novel Products for Construction and Automotive Industries Based on Bio Materials and Natural Fibres/ReInvent
local.citation.authorMorena, A. G.; Ferreres, G.; Ivanova, K.; Perez, S.; Tzanov, T.
local.citation.publicationNameAdvanced lightweight multifunctional materials

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