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Chapter 4

Photocatalytic Glass

Photocatalytic glass is described in all its characteristics. Differences between plain and functionalized glass are highlighted, along with all the tasks concerning the deposition of a transparent and photoactive on glass. Optical properties, superhydrophilicity and retention of self-cleaning properties are deeply analyzed. New concepts with multi-layer films are described with their proficient antireflective and self-cleaning characteristics. Finally practical applications and commercial products are described in detail.

Print publication date: 24 Aug 2010
Copyright year: 2011
Print ISBN: 978-1-84755-870-1
PDF eISBN: 978-1-84973-203-1