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ObservatoyNano Briefing No. 10. Chemistry & Materials. Applications of Photocatalysis.

Brand, Leif and Ciesla, Catharina-Sophie and Werner, Matthias (2011) ObservatoyNano Briefing No. 10. Chemistry & Materials. Applications of Photocatalysis. Project Report. ObservatoryNano.

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Abstract

Both the technological and economic importance of photocatalysis has increased considerably over the past decade. Improvements in performance have been strongly correlated to advances in nanotechnology; for example, the introduction of nanoparticulate photocatalysts has tremendously enhanced the catalytic efficiency of specific materials. A variety of applications ranging from anti‐fogging, anti‐microbial and self‐cleaning surfaces, through to water and air purification and solar induced hydrogen production, have been developed and many of these have made their way into commercial products. However, extensive research continues to further optimise this technology and to widen the spectrum of potential applications. Research and application foci include anti‐stick or anti‐fingerprint coatings, soil repellency, and decomposition of organic matter such as microbes or fat.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Technology > Nanotechnology and environmental applications
Material Science > Nanochemistry
ID Code:10598
Deposited By:M T V
Deposited On:22 Feb 2011 10:48
Last Modified:22 Feb 2011 10:48

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