The development of nanostructured photocatalytic additives and coatings offers opportunities to solve environmental issues such as clean air, pollutant degradation and providing a clean and sustainable environment via environmental remediation, CO2 photoreduction to fuels, water splitting, H2 production, bacterial and viral disinfection and suitable organic syntheses.
Of the many semiconductor heterogeneous photocatalysts, titanium dioxide (TiO2) is the most widely used due to its photostability, intrinsic electronic and surface properties, non-toxicity, cost-effectiveness, and environmental friendliness. However TiO2 photocatalysis suffers from several drawback, leading to the development of other materials such as nanoscale zinc oxide, carbon nitride g-C3N4, metal-organic framework (MOF) compounds, graphene-based photocatalysts, BiOCl, black phosphorus, ZnFe2O4, all of which are covered in this report.
Applications of photocatalytic materials and coatings include:
Self-sterilising, long-lasting clear coatings that kill viruses and bacteria for application in the home, corporate offices, restaurants and bars, healthcare facilities, industrial workplaces, hospitality and retail stores
Degradation of pollutants and maintaining air quality
Self-cleaning architectural glass
Processes for treating industrial emissions
Self-cleaning automotive glass
Roof coatings to reduce pollution through the degradation of sulfur and nitrogen oxides
Road and tunnel coatings
Medical (self-disinfecting coatings)
Self-cleaning exterior paints
Coatings for the elimination of VOCs and odours in public spaces
Air purification (indoor)
Self-cleaning solar cell coatings
Applications make use of the self-cleaning, anti-fogging, anti-microbial or water cleaving properties. In indoor environments, most surfaces, e.g. ceramic tiles, windows glass or paper, are gradually covered with organic matter such as oils, dirt, and smoke residue and become fouled. Use of photocatalytic coatings that are activated under visible light irradiation can address these issues. Companies are now actively seeking solutions that kill bacteria using light sources commonly present in homes (near UV and visible light).
Report contents includes:
Market drivers and trends
Latest product and technology developments 2020-2021
Anti-viral and anti-microbial applications
Photocatalytic coatings in glass, building and construction, pollutant degradation, indoor air filtration, water treatment, medical facilities
In depth assessment of photocatalytic materials including titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, metal-organic frameworks (MOF), ZnFe204, carbon nitride, silica carbide, graphene oxide, BiOCl and black phosphorus
Global market revenues, historical and forecast to 2031
More than 60 company profiles. Companies profiled include Advanced Materials-JTJ s.r.o., AM Technology Ltd., Daicel FineChem Ltd., Envision SQ, MACOMA Environmental Technologies, LLC, Maeda Kougyou Co Ltd., Nanoksi Finland Oy, ProfMOF AS, Pureti, Swift Coat Inc and more
Key Topics Covered:
1 Introduction 1.1 Aims and objectives of the study 1.2 Market definition
2 Executive Summary 2.1 High performance materials and coatings 2.2 Nanomaterials 2.2.1 Advantages 2.2.2 Applications 2.2.3 Anti-viral coatings and surfaces 2.3 Market drivers and trends for photocatalytic materials and coatings 2.3.1 New functionalities and improved properties 2.3.2 Mitigating the spread of disease 2.3.3 Need for more effective protection and improved asset sustainability 2.3.4 Photocatalytic coatings to inhibit microbial contamination 2.3.5 Sustainable coating systems and materials 2.3.6 Need to improve outdoor air quality 2.3.7 Need to improve indoor air quality 2.3.8 Building protection 2.3.9 Reducing emissions
3 Coatings Regulations Related to Photocatalytic Coatings and Nanotitanium Dioxide 3.1 Europe 3.2 United States 3.3 Asia
4 Types of Photocatalytic Materials 4.1 Metal-oxides 4.2 Non-metal oxides
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