Applications of Titanium Dioxide Photocatalysis to Construction Materials [electronic resource] : State-of-the-Art Report of the RILEM Technical Committee 194-TDP / edited by Yoshihiko Ohama, Dionys Van Gemert.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: RILEM State of the Art Reports: 5Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 2011Description: XII, 48 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9789400712973Subject(s): Engineering | Civil engineering | Nanotechnology | Engineering | Civil Engineering | Nanotechnology | Applied and Technical PhysicsAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 624 LOC classification: TA1-2040Online resources: Click here to access online
Authors and Acknowledgements -- Preface; 1. Introduction, by Y. Ohama and D. Van Gemert.- 2. Principles of TiO2 photocatalysis, by M. Castellote and N. Bengtsson -- 3. Application of TiO2 photocatalysis to cementitious materials for self-cleaning purposes, by A. Maury and N. De Belie -- 4. Application of antibacterial and self-cleaning effects to noncementitious construction materials, by Y. Saeki -- 5. Applications of TiO2 photocatalysis for air purification, by A. Beeldens, L. Cassar and Y. Murata -- 6. Standardization of testing methods for construction materials with TiO2 photocatalyst, by K. Motohashi, F. Dehn and Y. Ohama -- 7. Conclusions, by Y. Ohama and D. Van Gemert -- 8. Reference list.
Titanium dioxide photocatalysis is based on the semiconducting nature of its anatase crystal type. Construction materials with titanium photocatalyst show performances of air purification, self-cleaning, water purification, antibacterial action. This book describes principles of titanium dioxide photocatalysis, its applications to cementitious and noncementitious materials, as well as an overview of standardization of testing methods.