|Selected Document Category:||Published Document|
|Source:||International Organization for Standardization|
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|Document Title:||Nanotechnologies - Antibacterial Silver Nanoparticles - Specification Of Characteristics And Measurement Methods|
This document provides guidance for the specification of characteristics and relevant measurement methods for silver nanoparticles in powder or colloidal forms that are intended for antibacterial applications in nanotechnology.
This document is intended to aid the producer in providing the physicochemical characteristics of silver nanoparticles that have an antibacterial effect to the buyer.
This document does not cover considerations specific to health and safety issues either during manufacturing or use.
|Keywords:||Nanosilver; antibacterial properties; characteristics; measurement methods|
|Type of Document:||a. Standard|
|Issues Areas:||Material Specifications|
|Goal or Need:||Silver nanoparticles have become one of the most widely utilized nanomaterials in consumer products for their antibacterial properties. The application of silver nanoparticles is increasingly being adopted in consumer products to control the growth of microorganisms on the surfaces or interiors of products. When silver nanoparticles interact with microorganisms silver ions are released, and these ions may affect and damage microorganisms in different ways.|
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|Submitter's Name:||Heather Benko|
|Submitter's Company:||American National Standards Institute|
|Contact for Additional Info:||Guanglu Ge; gegl at nanoctr.cn|