By Yoshihiko Ohama, Dionys Van Gemert

Titanium dioxide photocatalysis is predicated at the semiconducting nature of its anatase crystal kind. building fabrics with titanium photocatalyst exhibit performances of air purification, self-cleaning, water purification, antibacterial motion.

This publication describes ideas of titanium dioxide photocatalysis, its purposes to cementitious and noncementitious fabrics, in addition to an summary of standardization of checking out methods.

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For example, photocatalytic materials were applied in the wearing course of pavement blocks in Antwerp [4]. 10,000 m² on the parking lanes next to the Leien of Antwerp, an inner city ring road, were placed with photocatalytic pavement blocks in 2005. The efficiency is determined over time in the laboratory by measuring the NOxreduction. 11. In Northern Italy, several concrete pavements were built by using photocatalytic interlocking blocks near commercial zones and in residential areas [11]. 10.

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