20. Role of Quaternary Ammonium Compounds on Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment

  1. Patricia L. Keen2 and
  2. Mark H. M. M. Montforts3
  1. Ulas Tezel and
  2. Spyros G. Pavlostathis

Published Online: 7 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118156247.ch20

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment

How to Cite

Tezel, U. and Pavlostathis, S. G. (2011) Role of Quaternary Ammonium Compounds on Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment, in Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment (eds P. L. Keen and M. H. M. M. Montforts), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118156247.ch20

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Faculty of Applied Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

  2. 3

    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands

Author Information

  1. School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 DEC 2011
  2. Published Print: 30 DEC 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470905425

Online ISBN: 9781118156247

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Keywords:

  • QACs on antimicrobial resistance, and physicochemical properties;
  • toxicity and inhibitory effect of QACs on microorganisms;
  • mobile genetic elements, carrying QAC and antibiotic resistance

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definitions

  • QAC Characteristics, Demand, and Consumption

  • Properties

  • Distribution in the Environment

  • Toxicity and Mode of Action

  • Resistance to QACs

  • QAC-Related Antibiotic Resistance

  • Acknowledgments

  • References