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Publisher Comments:

Written by an industry-based author with extensive R&D experience, this practical book provides a comprehensive and detailed analysis of available technologies, design strategies and applications.

Special attention is given to summarizing different characterization techniques for the evaluation of easy/self-cleaning properties, while also describing such essential health and environmental topics, as antibacterial, water and air purification applications.

This first book to discuss in detail the applied field of photocatalytic and lotus effect coatings is an essential guide for anyone working in the paints and coatings industry.

About the Author

Swapan Kumar Ghosh received his Ph.D in 2000 from the Indian Institute of Technology, India. His thesis was based on the synthesis and structure-property relationship of elastomeric ionomers. Following a PostDoc position at the Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands, he joined (2002) as a Research Engineer at ArcelorMittal R& D Industry Gent, Belgium. He managed and coordinated both industrial and governmental (funded) projects in the field of coatings as well as knowledge development on new coatings related ideas for metallic substrates especially for steel. Since May 2008 he has been appointed as the director of Procoat India. In addition, he has edited the books `Functional Coatings by Polymer Microencapsulation` and `Self-Healing Materials?, and has published several research papers in international journals and the inventor /co-inventor of several patents in the fields of coatings technology.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

DEFINITION OF EASY TO CLEAN/SELF CLEANING COATINGS

DESIGN STRATEGIES

Photocatalytic Approach

Lotus Effect Approach

PHOTOCATALYTIC EFFECT

Photocatalysis

TiO2 Photoactivity

LOTUS EFFECT

What is Lotus Effect?

Conditions to Achieve Lotus Effect Coatings

Examples

ROUTES TO PREPARE SELF/EASY TO CLEAN COATINGS

Thin Films

Thin Organic Coatings

EVALUATION METHODS

Degradation of Dyes

Test in Gas Chambers

Artificial Weathering and Outdoor Exposure

Contact Angle Measurements

Carbon Black Tests

INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS

Self Cleaning Surfaces

Water Purification

Air Purification

Growth Inhibition of Microorganism

INDUSTRIES/LABORATORIES ASSOCIATED WITH SELF CLEANING COATING DEVELOPMENTS

CONCLUSIONS

REFERENCES

Product Details

ISBN:
9783527326976
Author:
Ghosh, Swapan Kumar
Publisher:
Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH
Subject:
Chemistry - Technical & Industrial
Subject:
Paints, Pigments, Coatings, Dyes
Subject:
Chemistry - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WOL online Book
Publication Date:
20120821
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
300

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Science and Mathematics » Chemistry » General
Science and Mathematics » Materials Science » General

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