Study of Antibacterial Effect of Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles on Escherichia Coli Microorganism
In the present work antibacterial effect of NCO (Nano-Cerium Oxide) particles on E.Coli (Escherichia Coli) Bacteria was studied. NCO (Nano Cerium Oxide) particles were synthesized via microwave induced combustion method. XRD (X-Ray Diffraction), SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) and FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy) characterized. NCO particles. Using Scherrer equation it was noted that NCO particles of 14-25 nm size were produced. The SEM and XRD results showed that size of NCO particles was decreased with increasing synthesization time. Synthesization time played vital role on the size of NCO particles. It was also noted that antibacterial action of NCO particles is size dependent. Antibacterial study through disc diffusion method revealed that NCO particles enhanced the efficiency of Amikin Grasil, Terivid and spraxin drugs against the E.Coli bacteria appreciably.