Titanium Dioxide Benefits
- Self-Cleaning Surfaces - Buildings and products look new and fresh for years.
- Bio Static Surfaces - Organic micro particles are oxidized. No bio film builds up.
- Odor Abating Surfaces - VOCs are oxidized and noxious smells and odors vanish.
- Lower Costs - Less maintenance & chemicals, improved IAQ, less absenteeism
Self Cleaning Surfaces
The self-cleaning benefit of photocatalytic TiO2 is illustrated below:
- This painted cement wall was fully cleaned in 2002.
- The left side was coated with photocatalytic TiO2.
- The right side was not.
- The photo was taken in June 2005.
- Anatase TiO2 has visibly protected the left side of the wall with its self-cleaning photocatalytic effect for three years.
TiO2's super hydrophilicity or water sheeting quality promotes the self cleaning benefit - Water sheets instead of beading as shown below (The TiO2 coated surface is on the left ):
Bio Static () Surfaces
Titanium Dioxide Coatings has been studied for its efficacy.
The National Sanitation Foundation reported on Titanium Dioxide Coatings's log 3 and log 4 (99.9% - 99.99%) reduction of gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria (e-coli and staph) at the Smart Coatings Conference of 2005
Titanium Dioxide Coatings products can be applied to virtually any surface, including buildings, signs, solar panels, sidewalks, outdoor furniture, holding tanks, boats, and planes.
Odor Abating Surfaces (Deodorization)
TioxoFresh, applied to the interior of cars and trucks, has proven to be remarkably effective in eliminating odors. 4-6 ounces of TioxoFresh, spray applied to the fabric surfaces inside a malodorous or smoke ridden car, eliminates virtually any trace of odor after 2-3 days of exposure to sunlight or ambient sunlight.
"UVPCO air cleaner for gaseous contaminants may be beneficial for the large-scale treatment of air in occupied buildings and may ultimately allow for a 50% reduction of Outside Air supply in offices and other buildings as an energy conservation measure" according to a September 2005 report on UV PCO for Indoor Air Applications issued by the Indoor Environment Department of the E.O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.