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New Photocatalytics Study Results from Prince of Songkla University Described

June 17, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Data detailed on Photocatalytics have been presented. According to news reporting from Songkhla, Thailand, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Both N-doped and undoped thin films of 3SnO2/TiO2 composite were prepared, by sol-gel and dip-coating methods, and then calcined at 600 C for 2 hours."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the Prince of Songkla University, "The films were characterized by FTIR, XRD, UV-Vis, SEM, and XPS, and their photocatalytic activities to degrade methylene blue in solution were determined, expecting these activities to correlate with the inactivation of bacteria, which was confirmed. The doped and undoped films were tested for activities against Gram-negative Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Salmonella typhi (S. typhi), and Gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus)."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The effects of doping on these composite films included reduced energy band gap, high crystallinity of anatase phase, and small crystallite size as well as increased photocatalytic activity and water disinfection efficiency."

For more information on this research see: Photocatalytic antibacterial performance of glass fibers thin film coated with N-doped SnO2/TiO2. Thescientificworldjournal [electronic Resource], 2014;2014():869706 (see also Photocatalytics).

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting P. Kongsong, Dept. of Mining and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90112, Thailand. Additional authors for this research include L. Sikong, S. Niyomwas and V. Rachpech.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Songkhla, Thailand, Photocatalyst, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies.

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