The use of photoactive nanosurfaces to solve current problems of air and water cleaning

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The aim of the project is the production of prototypes or the launch of pilot production of three new types of devices using current knowledge of photocatalytic nanomaterials and their applications. Specifically, these will include heating radiators with dual functions which also clean the air on the principle of photocatalysis, wastewater treatment especially for defectoscopy and equipment for removing odours in rooms. The result of the project will be establishment of a proven technology and patent protection of prototypes. The project also addresses the verification of the functionality of the equipment through ISO standards and CEN tests. Interest in this material and application by firms are based on marketing studies performed by the European industrial photocatalytic federation and organizations in the field of environmental protection. Industrial partners will also include producers of the proposed equipment. The project team will build on the results of the activities of the project Research Centre for Nanosurface Engineering NANOPIN, completed in 2011, activities of ISO and CEN in the given field, where researchers represent the Czech Republic, and also the knowledge of the Centre for Nanotechnology at the Technical University of Liberec.

Keywords in English:
Nanocomposites- TiO2- water treatment- air cleaning- nanotechnology
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