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.
Table of Contents
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.