Document Type: Short communication

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Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

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There has been an increase in carbon nanotubes (CNT) uses in different industries; however, its impact on the environment is still under a vast consideration and investigation. In this research study, the soil with staphylococcus has been exposed to pure TiO2 and TiO2/CNT. Also, the community of the staphylococcus was studied using the scanning electron microscopy (SEM). It has been observed that, the microbial community has decreased tremendously after the titanium oxide was doped with CNT. This study suggests that, the TiO2/CNTs can be a much more effective potential material for altering the microbial community compared with the TiO2. These findings could be useful for creating antibacterial agents for the soil using TiO2/CNTs nano hubrid .Further investigation of the TiO2/CNTs mechanism could prove useful for industrial uses or altering microbial communities.

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