Development of Photocatalyst Tile and Commercial Production

Title: Development of Photocatalyst Tile and Commercial Production
Author(s): M. Shimohigoshi
Paper category : conference
Book title: RILEM International Symposium on Environment-Conscious Materials and Systems for Sustainable Development
Editor(s): N. Kashino and Y. Ohama
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-55-1
e-ISBN: 2912143640
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2004
Pages: 35 - 40
Total Pages: 6
Language: English

Abstract: When a TiO2 captures ultraviolet light (UV), it forms activated oxygen from water or oxygen in the air. The formed activated oxygen is strong enough to oxidize and decompose organic materials or smelling gas, and kill bacteria. While, we succeeded in finding a novel function on the photocatalyst called super-hydrophilicity. The super-hydrophilic surface exhibits anti-fouling and anti-fogging property so that the super-hydrophilic function should expand new applications of photocatalyst.

To apply photocatalyst in practical use, realization of TiO2 film forming method and hybrid function in combination with other functional materials that supplement the characteristics of the photocatalytic reaction are highly important.
This paper focuses on the development of photocatalyst tile and considers trends in the technologies for practical use and development of photocatalyst applied products.

Online publication: 2004-11-24
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/2912143640.004