Project

Cementitious materials with photocatalytic properties to obtain self-cleaning and air-purifying activity

Duration
01 October 2008 → 30 September 2012
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Construction materials technology
    • Air pollution and control
Keywords
photocatalysis air-purifying self-cleaning
 
Project description

This research project focuses on the developement of titanium dioxide coatings on cement based materials for obtaining self-cleaning and air-purifying properties. Different coating technologies are evaluated. The photocatalytic activity of the coatings is measured by fast screening methods and laboratory scale simulation tests for algicidal activity and air pollutant photo-degradation. The weathering resistance is evaluated in laboratory and validated in situ.