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November 15th, 2010

Czech company produces air-cleansing paint

Abstract:
A Czech firm has recently started producing a powerful photocatalytic paint that cleans the air of cigarette smoke, viruses and bacteria in minutes, whilst the Czech Academy of Sciences has just opened a new nanocenter to spearhead research into practical applications for nanoscience.

"For example here we coat sheets of glass with a thin layer of a nanostructure called titanium dioxide," Rathousky explained.

"Titanium dioxide is a very efficient photocatalyst, and in this way, we obtain a photocatalytically active surface. This type of photocatalytically active surface can be used for example in air-conditioning, for cleaning the air, and for removal of pollutants by the action of light."

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