Synopses & Reviews
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
DEFINITION OF EASY TO CLEAN/SELF CLEANING COATINGS
Lotus Effect Approach
What is Lotus Effect?
Conditions to Achieve Lotus Effect Coatings
ROUTES TO PREPARE SELF/EASY TO CLEAN COATINGS
Thin Organic Coatings
Degradation of Dyes
Test in Gas Chambers
Artificial Weathering and Outdoor Exposure
Contact Angle Measurements
Carbon Black Tests
Self Cleaning Surfaces
Growth Inhibition of Microorganism
INDUSTRIES/LABORATORIES ASSOCIATED WITH SELF CLEANING COATING DEVELOPMENTS