The present chapter aims to overview the application of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) in photocatalysis and biomedical field. Firstly, the relevance of AgNPs will be addressed. Then, the discussion about the photocatalytic activity of the AgNPs (either in suspension or impregnation), and correlation with your properties and its potential application to organic pollutants degradation under UV and visible/solar radiation will be described. Thus, applications of the AgNPs as antimicrobial agents, such as Escherichia coli, Schizophyllum commune, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus cereus and Enterobactor faecalis, and in the development of biosensors will be discussed. Therefore, the present work will be important to contextualize different scenarios to AgNPs mainly to wastewater treatment and diagnosis/therapeutic applications.
Part of the book: Silver Micro-Nanoparticles