Properties and Applications of Silver Nanoparticles from Nanoshel

By AZoNano Staff Writers

Topics Covered

Introduction
Silver Nanoparticles: Anti-Microbial Powder
Silver: An Effective Disinfectant Solution
Applications of Silver Nanoparticles
Conclusion
About Nanoshel

Introduction

Nanoshel silver nanoparticles appear as different colored powders, depending on their size and morphology. These materials can be dissolved in different solvents, such as water, isopropanol and ethanol, to produce colloidal suspensions.

The sizes of silver nanoparticles can be specified over a wide range, from 2mm to several hundred nanometers. The sizes of these materials also depend on the preparation conditions.

Silver Nanoparticles: Anti-Microbial Powder

Figure 1. Silver nanoparticles

Silver nanoparticles (Figure 1) serve as an inorganic antibacterial powder and play a critical role in the suppression and killing of various pathogenic microorganisms such as Staphylococcus auras, Escherichia coli, etc. This innovative anti-infective product has broad spectrum, non-resistance, and is unaffected by pH effects.

The product is durable, has a non-oxidized black appearance, and exhibits many other properties. It can be used in household, medical, and health care supplies. The colloidal silver is capable of disinfecting water through sterilization.

Silver: An Effective Disinfectant Solution

Silver has long-term disinfection effect since it does not volatilize. Silver is scentless and innocuous and hence can be safely used on persons with sensitive skin. In addition to disinfecting water, silver also maintains the water quality and elements of spring water.

When combined with oxygen, silver generates oxidization and decomposes the bio film effectively to remove Legionella virus by combined use of peroxide. In addition, silver reduces maintenance costs because it works automatically.

Applications of Silver Nanoparticles

Silver nanoparticles are used in a variety of applications, such as

  • Anti-microbial applications: Air and water purification, films, food preservation
  • Optical applications: Optical limiters, solar cells, medical imaging, Surface enhanced spectroscopy, surface plasmonic devices
  • Conductive applications: Conductive adhesives, high-intensity LEDs, touch screens, LCDs
  • Chemical and thermal applications: Chemical vapor sensors, catalysts

Conclusion

Nanoshel Silver nanoparticles serve as a novel anti-infective product and can be applied in a wide range of applications, such as household, medical, and health care supplies. They easily dissolve in solvents and are not affected by pH effects.

About Nanoshel

NANOSHEL makes more than 50 types of products, among which the main products are nanotubes, SWCNT's, MWCNT's, and nanoparticles. These products are widely used in the fields such as textile industry, ceramics, chemical fiber, plastics, coatings, cosmetics, rubber, electrical and electronic equipments, electric power generation and boiler and so on.

Through providing the customers with nanomaterials and the application process solution, the company commits itself to assist clients to improve the functionality and technology content of the products so that the clients can promote their product added-values and market competitive competencies, keep their creative advantages for a long time in the concerned fields and make good economic benefits.

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Nanoshel.

For more information on this source, please visit Nanoshel.

Date Added: Feb 7, 2014 | Updated: Feb 7, 2014
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