Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 6, 2012
Previous Article Next Article

Photo-induced hydrophilicity and self-cleaning: models and reality

Author affiliations

Abstract

Self-cleaning coatings, with benefits to environment, energy and labor saving, have attracted great attention due to their potential application in many aspects of human's daily life. In this perspective article, the recent efforts to understand and improve photo-induced hydrophilicity and self-cleaning properties of TiO2 are reviewed. Particular attention is paid to the fundamental aspects and mechanism of the photo-induced hydrophilicity effect. The challenges that need to be addressed over the coming years to improve the efficiency and extend the application are also presented.

Graphical abstract: Photo-induced hydrophilicity and self-cleaning: models and reality

Back to tab navigation

Publication details

The article was received on 06 Dec 2011, accepted on 28 Mar 2012 and first published on 29 Mar 2012


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE03390A
Citation: Energy Environ. Sci., 2012,5, 7491-7507
  •   Request permissions

    Photo-induced hydrophilicity and self-cleaning: models and reality

    L. Zhang, R. Dillert, D. Bahnemann and M. Vormoor, Energy Environ. Sci., 2012, 5, 7491
    DOI: 10.1039/C2EE03390A

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements