Energy Research Journal

Photocatalytic Activity and Antibacterial Behavior of Fe3+-Doped TiO2/SnO2 Nanoparticles

Lek Sikong, Budsabakorn Kongreong, Duangporn Kantachote and Weerawan Sutthisripok

DOI : 10.3844/erjsp.2010.120.125

Energy Research Journal

Volume 1, Issue 2

Pages 120-125

Abstract

Problem statement: Since bacteria mainly causes damage on fresh vegetables and fruits during transportation to market, anti-bacterial TiO2 photocatalyst was applied for their packaging films. However, it has been known that pure TiO2 exhibits low photocatalytic property due to rapid recombination of photo-activated electrons and holes. Doping with metal or metal oxide shows the improvement of photocatalytic activity and disinfection effect. Approach: Fe3+ was considered to dope into TiO2/3SnO2 photocatalyst in order to enhance the photocatalytic property and bacterial inactivation efficiency. The Fe3+ doped TiO2/3SnO2 nanoparticles were prepared by sol-gel method and calcined at 400

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© 2010 Lek Sikong, Budsabakorn Kongreong, Duangporn Kantachote and Weerawan Sutthisripok. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.