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A Screening Technique Useful for Testing the Effectiveness of Novel 'Self-Cleaning' Photocatalytic Surfaces.
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PMID:  21668868     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We describe a screening methodology that can be used to quickly determine the effectiveness of newly synthesized photocatalysts. We were particularly interested in measuring the destruction of organic molecules painted onto a photocatalytic surface by spraying, with destruction proceeding in ambient air (as a model for airborne toxin destruction). Our method can utilize photocatalysts that are synthesized as powders (such as doped and undoped titanium oxide) and which are then calcined onto a glass substrate disk at 600°C. Herein, we used UV illumination of Aeroxide P-25 TiO(2) , but the method is general and can accommodate any region of the light spectrum.
Authors:
Shane T Finn; Jessica A Strnad; Patricia D Barreto; Megan E Fox; Jorge Torres; James D Sweeney; José C Barreto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Photochemistry and photobiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1751-1097     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-6-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376425     Medline TA:  Photochem Photobiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Photochemistry and Photobiology © 2011 American Society for Photobiology.
Affiliation:
Department of Chemistry Department of Bioengineering Green Technology Research Group, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL USA 33965-6565.
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