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New Findings from SASTRA University Update Understanding of Photocatalytics (Photocatalytic activation of CdS NPs under visible light for...

August 1, 2014



New Findings from SASTRA University Update Understanding of Photocatalytics (Photocatalytic activation of CdS NPs under visible light for environmental cleanup and disinfection)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Ecology, Environment & Conservation -- A new study on Photocatalytics is now available. According to news reporting originating from Tamil Nadu, India, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "The present study reported a simple and novel method for the synthesis of highly stable cadmium sulfide nanoparticles (CdS NPs). The CdS NPs were characterized by transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, energy dispersive X-ray, particle size analyzer and Zeta potential measurement."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from SASTRA University, "The effective diameter of synthesized CdS NPs was found to be 18 nm and these were spherical in shape. The particles possessed better stability over 30 days of incubation period under static condition. The photocatalytic property of CdS NPs was also evaluated by the degradation of methylene blue dye under visible light source. The maximum photo-activity was observed at pH 8. The NPs exhibited excellent antimicrobial activity against Escherichia coli (ATCC 13534), E. coli (ATCC 25922), and Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 25923)."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The present study may be considered for the large scale application in medical and environmental fields."

For more information on this research see: Photocatalytic activation of CdS NPs under visible light for environmental cleanup and disinfection. Solar Energy, 2014;105():542-547. Solar Energy can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Solar Energy - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/329)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting P. Chandran, SASTRA Univ, Sch Chem & Biotechnol, Center Nanotechnol & Adv Biomat, Thanjavur 613401, Tamil Nadu, India. Additional authors for this research include P. Kumari and S.S. Khan.

Keywords for this news article include: Tamil Nadu, India, Asia, Emerging Technologies, Environment, Nanotechnology, Photocatalyst, Photocatalytic, Photocatalytics

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