16 May 2013

Photocatalytic and Biologically Active Materials in Construction

Organised by:

 SCI’s Construction Materials Group

SCI HQ

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Synopsis

Ultrafine TiO2 acts as a photocatalyst in the presence of ultraviolet light that initiates the reaction with atmospheric pollutants. Some ultrafine TiO2 grades show activity also in the visible spectrum, albeit at a reduced level compared to UV irradiation. Ultrafine TiO2, when suitably incorporated into formulated products, provides a photocatalytic reaction at the surface where the material is incorporated or applied. Depending on the formulation parameters, de-polluting performances (degradation of airborne pollutants such as nitrogen oxides – NOx) and self-cleaning performances (destabilization of the organic components of the particles of dirt sticking on the exposed surfaces) can be achieved. Other additional benefits can also be realized, such as control of mildew and bacterial levels, thanks to optimized formulations and choice of photocatalytic TiO2. Companies, represented by our speakers,  supply the active ingredients that can be formulated into or onto various surfaces, such as concrete, building facades, paving blocks, tiles and many others.

SCI is proud to bring together experts who will explain the exciting possibilities and benefits of photocatalysis for construction both external and internal, specifically
Self-cleaning properties – The organic interface between the surface and the adsorbed species is broken down. The adsorbed species can then be more easily washed away by rinsing or rain.
Depollution properties – Pollutants and VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) are altered once they contact the surface, to form less harmful molecules.
Deodorizing – Toxic and unpleasant odours can be neutralized.


Attendees
The symposium will be of interest to everyone involved in construction, the environment, and health.
Programme

Event Day

Event Schedule
10:00
Registration and refreshments
10:35
Creating a European standard for photocatalytic activity Claire Hill, Crystal Global, UK
11:10
Using TioCem in concrete products Andrew Stalker and Ian Nicolson, Marshalls, UK
11:45
Colouring concrete with photocatlytic pigments Christian Egger, Rockwood Pigments, Italy
12:20
Ultrafine TiO2 products in concrete, NOX reduction and self cleaning Julie Kerrod, Cristal Global, UK
12:55
Lunch and networking
14:15
The Eoxolit solution Marc Lambrecht, Eoxolit, Belgium
14:50
Refreshments
15:25
A manufacturer’s experience of producing NOX removing paving Peter van Mierloo, Struyk Infra, Netherlands
16:00
Ultrafine TiO2 products in internal applications, specifically killing bacteria in hospital and like applications Junji Kameshima , Hydrotect, Toto Europe, Germany
16:35
Closing remarks

Venue and Contact

Society of Chemical Industry

SCI HQ, London, UK
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SCI Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org


Fees

Early Bird Rate before 12 April 2013
SCI/ICT/IOM Member ..........................£80
SCI/ICT/IOM Student ............................£40
Subsidised Member ................................£40
Non-Member .........................................£125

Standard Rate after 12 April 2013
SCI/ICT/IOM Member ..........................£100
SCI/ICT/IOM Student ............................£50
Subsidised Member ................................£50
Non-Member .........................................£150

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