Clean by Light Irradiation: Practical applications of supported TiO2

Clean by Light Irradiation, CoverBook by Vincenzo Augugliaro, Vittorio Loddo, Mario Pagliaro, Giovanni Palmisano and Leonardo Palmisano
RSC Publishing, Cambridge, 2010
Format: Harback; Extent: 267 pages, heavily illustrated in color
ISBN 9781847558701

This book brings together a team of highly experienced and well-published experts in the field, providing a comprehensive view of the applications of supported titanium dioxide.

The resulting volume deals with the environmentally friendly cleaning materials functionalized with TiO2, a widely known semiconductor giving rise to redox reactions under artificial or solar irradiation.

The role of titanium dioxide in the worldwide community is introduced first. The fundamental working principles of heterogeneous photocatalysis follow and a critical section on the semiconductor bulk and surface properties open the way to the differences between TiO2 blend features with respect to analogous thin film layouts. 

The book deals with the techniques applied to manufactured commercial devices, ranging from glasses to textiles and from concrete and other construction materials to paintings.

The final part of the book covers the difficult and modern topic of standardization and comparison of performance of photocatalytic processes and in particular the guidelines proposed by various worldwide organizations for standardization are discussed.

Overall, the book covers the general matters as well as the practical applications with the supporting methods discussed in detail.

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