European Coatings Journal - 14.09.2018 | SELF-CLEANING COATINGS


Self-cleaning coatings that save time and money have been attracting increased attention as one way of tackling pollution and global warming [1]. Of the various types of self-cleaning coatings, TiO 2 coating is believed to be particularly efficient as a result of photocatalytic and photoinduced hydrophilic properties of TiO 2 nanopowders when illuminated with near UV light [2]. Its inexpensive, non-toxic, and high reactive nature means TiO 2 is widely used in various fields such as coating, photovoltaic, and electrochromic applications [3]. Hence, a great amount of research has been conducted to incorporate crystallised TiO 2 into a polymer matrix ...
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