The photocatalytic activity was studied under UV light using AC-Cd/TiO2 prepared via precipitation method and characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) , high resolution scanning electron micrographs (HR-SEM) with energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX), photoluminescence (PL) and Fourier transform Raman analysis (FT-RAMAN). The enhanced photo catalytic activity of the AC-Cd/TiO2 is demonstrated through photodegradation of methylene blue under UV light radiation at 365 nm. The mechanism of photocatalytic effect of AC-Cd/TiO2 nanocomposite material has been discussed Further its antibacterial activity against two gram positive and two gram negative bacterial strain is studied.
International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy (Volume 44)
S. Prabha et al., "Activated Charcoal Supported Cadmium Doped TiO2 for Photocatalytic and Antibacterial Applications", International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Vol. 44, pp. 108-123, 2015