Photocatalytic coatings for the construction industry

Author(s): Claire E. Bygott, Julie E. Maltby, John L. Stratton, Robert McIntyre
Paper category : conference
Book title: International RILEM Symposium on Photocatalysis, Environment and Construction Materials - TDP 2007
Editor(s): P. Baglioni and L. Casssar
Print-ISBN: 978-2-35158-056-1
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-057-8
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2007
Pages: 251 - 258
Total Pages: 8
Language: English

Abstract: Over the past twenty years Millennium Inorganic Chemicals has been a strong advocate of the use of Selective Catalytic Reduction for pollution abatement, being the leading supplier of ultra fine TiO2 for the synthesis of de-NOx catalysts for use in power stations. More recently Millennium have also gained a leading position in automotive applications. Although this is very important technology, to help meet the European guidelines for de-pollution in major cities, it is now widely accepted that conventional tail pipe catalysts alone cannot meet the stringent targets.
During the past five years Millennium Inorganic Chemicals have explored the use of photocatalytic construction products as a means of further reducing NOx and VOC’s in the environment. The challenge is to produce products that are stable in the presence of the photocatalyst which can be deployed in urban inner city areas, without compromising the natural beauty of the worlds leading capitals.
Millennium Inorganic Chemicals have developed coatings designed for buildings, car parks, tunnels and exterior facades. Trials have been carried out in several European cities in collaboration with leading Government establishments responsible for de-pollution. Here, results of our most recent trial in London utilising photocatalytic coatings in the construction industry are discussed.

Online publication: 2011-07-01
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