J Hazard Mater 2021 Jun 6;412:125330. Epub 2021 Feb 6.
Division of Biotechnology, Advanced Institute of Environment and Bioscience, College of Environmental and Bioresource Sciences, Jeonbuk National University, Iksan, Jeonbuk 54596, South Korea. Electronic address:
A simulated visible light-mediated iron oxide-titania (IoT) nanocomposite was employed to degrade the antibiotic norfloxacin (NFN) photocatalytically. The photocatalyst were prepared using a sol-gel method with controlled titania loadings to iron oxide by altering the fabrications step. The nanocomposites were structurally characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), field emission high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HR-TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy, Diffuse reflectance UV-visible spectra (DRS-UV) spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Read More