Textiles and Their Use in Microbial Protection: Focus on COVID-19 and Other Viruses provides readers with vital information about disinfection mechanisms used in textile applications in the fight against dangerous microbes and viruses.


  • Introduces the basics of textile materials used for medical applications
  • Features key information on virology, characterization, indication, and passivation of COVID-19
  • Describes UV, photocatalysis, photooxidation, application of TiO2, copper-based viral inhibition, and activated carbon
  • Discusses antiviral finishes for the protection against SARS-CoV-2, particle penetration in dense cotton fabrics under swollen state, and the impact of moisture on face masks and their designs

Aimed at textile and materials engineers as well as readers in medical fields, this text offers a comprehensive view of fundamentals and solutions in the use of textiles for microbial protection.

section Section I|109 pages


chapter 1|50 pages

Introduction to Textile Materials Used in Health Care

ByJiri Militký, Mohanapriya Venkataraman, Aravin Prince Periyasamy

chapter 2|39 pages

Protection against Microbes

ByAravin Prince Periyasamy, Mohanapriya Venkataraman, Jiri Militký

chapter 3|17 pages

Virology of SARS-CoV-2

ByDan Wang, Dana Kremenakova, Jiri Militký

section Section II|121 pages

Disinfection Mechanism

chapter 4|22 pages

Characterization, Indication, and Passivation of COVID-19

BySajid Faheem, Nazia Nahid, Muhammad Shah Nawaz ul Rehman, Jiri Militký, Jakub Wiener

chapter 5|20 pages

Disinfection Mechanisms of UV Light and Ozonization

ByYuanfeng Wang, Jiri Militký, Aravin Prince Periyasamy

chapter 6|16 pages

Influence of UV Light and Ozonization on Microbes State

ByXiaodong Tan, Qingyan Peng, Kai Yang, Jana Saskova, Aravin Prince Periyasamy, Jiri Militký, Jakub Wiener

chapter 7|15 pages

Photocatalysis and Virus Spreading

ByAamir Mahmood, Jiri Militký, Miroslava Pechociakova

chapter 8|18 pages

Kinetic Model for Disinfection by Using of Photooxidation

ByQingyan Peng, Mohanapriya Venkataraman, Jiri Militký

chapter 9|15 pages

Titanium Dioxide

Enhanced Disinfection
ByMuhammad Zaman Khan, Jiri Militký, Jakub Wiener, Azam Ali

chapter 10|11 pages

Impact of Copper and Ions against Coronavirus

Impact of Copper and Ions
ByAzam Ali, Saeed Ahmad, Jiri Militký, Hira Khaleeq, Muhammad Zaman Khan

section Section III|66 pages

Textile Applications

chapter 11|16 pages

Copper-Coated Textiles for Viruses Dodging

ByShi Hu, Dana Kremenakova, Jiri Militký, Aravin Prince Periyasamy

chapter 12|13 pages

Eradicating Spread of Virus by Using Activated Carbon

ByDaniel Karthik, Jiri Militký, Mohanapriya Venkataraman

chapter 13|17 pages

Antiviral Finishes for Protection against SARS-CoV-2

ByDivan Coetzee, Mohanapriya Venkataraman, Jiri Militký

chapter 14|16 pages

Fundamental Principles for Moisture Harvesting System and Its Design of Fabric

ByKai Yang, Mohanapriya Venkataraman, Jiri Militký