• Controlled release of an antimicrobial substance from polymeric matrices 

      Diedericks, Hanneke (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT : The main goal of this study was to develop polymeric artifacts (nanofibers and films) infused with an antimicrobial agent, 2,3-dihydroxybenzoic acid and study the release of DHBA as a function of the ...
    • Functionalized polymer nanofibrous substrates as capturing platforms for mycobacteria 

      du Plessis, Anja Nicola (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT : Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the world’s deadliest communicable diseases. In 2013, an estimated 9.0 million people developed TB and 1.5 million died from the disease. The treatment of children with ...
    • Modified chitosan nano-substrates for mycobacterial capture 

      Fortuin, Lisa (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world’s deadliest diseases, with one third of the population being infected by it. The diagnosis of active tuberculosis entails finding and identifying Mycobacterium ...
    • Polyester functionalisation for mycobacterial capture 

      Van der Westhuizen, Benjamin Jacobus Cillie (2018-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the deadliest diseases known to man and ranks among the top ten global causes of fatalities. This stems from the fact that Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), the causative ...
    • Single bubble-electrospinning of polyvinyl alcohol and polyacrylonitrile 

      Pringle, Carla (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2011-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Needle-electrospinning is an uncomplicated and highly versatile nanofiber (fiber diameter of 50 to 500 nm) production technique. Nevertheless the process can only produce 0.01 to 1.0 g/h/m2 of nanofibers, ...
    • Study of nanofibrous membranes for application in post harvest technology 

      Harmzen, Elrika (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Grapes are lost annually due to spoilage by Botrytis cinerea. Botrytis cinerea is currently controlled using fungicides and SO2 fumigation in storage rooms but with limited success. Although these ...