Nanoparticles are the perfect materials for wastewater treatment and efficient in removal of pathogens, dye decolourization and organic compound removal and the biological synthesis of nanoparticles is an ecofriendly process. Hence the present study trends in about the biosynthesis of Titanium dioxide nanoparticles and evaluation of its ability in waste water treatment. The biologically synthesized Titanium-dioxide nanoparticles were characterized by UV-Vis, SEM-EDAX, TEM, XRD and FTIR. The antibacterial activity was carried out by disc diffusion method against Escherichia coli, Shigella sp., Salmonella sp., Pseudomonas sp., Proteus sp, Streptococcus sp., Bacillus sp. and Staphylococcus sp., isolated from the tannery effluent. The antifungal activity was done against Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus fumigatus, Mucor sp., Rhizopus sp. and Yeast. The photocatalytic activity of Titanium-dioxide was highly effective in organic compounds removal and dye decolorization.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN