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Findings from C. Bandas and Co-Researchers Advance Knowledge in Enterococcus faecalis

February 18, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Data detailed on Gram-Positive Bacteria have been presented. According to news reporting from Timisoara, Romania, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "The functional materials based on natural zeolite (clinoptilolite), TiO2-zeolite and Ag-TiO2-zeolite have been successfully synthesized by solid-state reaction in fast-hydrothermal conditions. The obtained functional materials were investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD), FT-IR (Fourier transform infrared) spectroscopy, DRUV-VIS (diffuse reflectance ultraviolet-visible) spectroscopy, BET (Brunauer-Emmett-Teller) and SEM/EDX (scanning electron microscope/energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer) analyses."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research, "The XRD results indicated that the clinoptilolite structure has a good thermal stabilization after the fast-hydrothermal treatment. Also, the high specific surface area about 92.55 m(2).g(-1) was noticed for Ag-TiO2-zeolite functional material. The presence of dopants was evidenced from EDX spectra."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The enhanced bactericidal activity of Ag-TiO2-zeolite catalyst is proved through damaging of Enterococcus faecalis colonies under visible irradiation, at different material doses and irradiation times."

For more information on this research see: Photocatalytical Inactivation of Enterococcus faecalis from Water Using Functional Materials Based on Natural Zeolite and Titanium Dioxide. Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2014;22(1):38-43. Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering can be contacted at: Chemical Industry Press, No. 3 Huixinli Chaoyangqu, Beijing 100029, Peoples R China. (Elsevier -; Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting C. Bandas, Medical & Pharmaceut Univ Victor Babes, Timisoara 300041, Romania. Additional authors for this research include C. Orha, C. Misca, C. Lazau, P. Sfirloaga and S. Olariu (see also Gram-Positive Bacteria).

Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Romania, Timisoara, Chemicals, Chemistry, Light Metals, Photocatalyst, Nanotechnology, Photocatalytic, Enterococcaceae, Lactobacillales, Titanium Dioxide, Emerging Technologies, Enterococcus faecalis, Gram-Positive Bacteria

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Source: Life Science Weekly

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