Smart Textile Coatings and Laminates, Second Edition, reviews a variety of topics regarding textile coatings and laminates to provide a stimulus for developing new and improved textile products. It addresses coating and laminating processes and techniques and base fabrics and their interaction in coated fabrics. Other sections discuss the different types of smart and intelligent coatings and laminates, including microencapsulation technology, conductive coatings, breathable coatings, phase change materials and their applications in textiles. Many new chapters have been added in this updated edition, including the medical applications of smart coatings, responsive coatings, and the integration of electronics into textiles. With its highly distinguished editor and array of international contributors, this book is a valuable reference for chemists, textile technologists, fiber scientists, textile engineers, and more. Presents the state-of-the-art in smart coatings for fibers, fabrics and polymers, providing fundamental knowledge and stimulus for further research and development Includes a new range of application areas, including responsive coatings, smart coatings for medical applications, and the integration of electronics into textiles through coating technology Provides practical guidance for coating and laminating processes and techniques, with a particular focus on the impact of nanotechnology on intelligent coatings
Consuming over 40% of total primary energy, the built environment is in the centre of worldwide strategies and measures towards a more sustainable future. To provide resilient solutions, a simple optimisation of individual technologies will not be sufficient. In contrast, whole system thinking reveals and exploits connections between parts. Each system interacts with others on different scales (materials, components, buildings, cities) and domains (ecology, economy and social). Whole-system designers optimize the performance of such systems by understanding interconnections and identifying synergies. The more complete the design integration, the better the result. In this book, the reader will find the proceedings of the 2016 Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) Regional Conference in Zurich. Papers have been written by academics and practitioners from all continents to bring forth the latest understanding on systems thinking in the built environment.
With increasing demand for hygienic, self-disinfecting andcontamination free surfaces, interest in developing self-cleaningprotective materials and surfaces has grown rapidly in recenttimes. This new title comprises of invited chapters fromrenowned researchers in the area of self-cleaning nano-coatings andthe result is a comprehensive review of current research on bothhydrophobic and hydrophilic (photocatalytic effect) self-cleaningmaterials.
During the past decade, research and development in the area of synthesis and applications of different nanostructured titanium dioxide have become tremendous. This book briefly describes properties, production, modification and applications of nanostructured titanium dioxide focusing in particular on photocatalytic activity. The physicochemical properties of nanostructured titanium dioxide are highlighted and the links between properties and applications are emphasized. The preparation of TiO2 nanomaterials, including nanoparticles, nanorods, nanowires, nanosheets, nanofibers, and nanotubes are primarily categorized by their preparation method (sol-gel and hydrothermal processes). Examples of early applications of nanostructured titanium dioxide in dye-sensitized solar cells, hydrogen production and storage, sensors, rechargeable batteries, electrocatalysis, self-cleaning and antibacterial surfaces and photocatalytic cancer treatment are reviewed. The review of modifications of TiO2 nanomaterials is mainly focused on the research related to the modifications of the optical properties of TiO2 nanomaterials, since many applications of TiO2 nanomaterials are closely related to their optical properties. Photocatalytic removal of various pollutants using pure TiO2 nanomaterials, TiO2-based nanoclays and non-metal doped nanostructured TiO2 are also discussed. Contents:IntroductionProperties of Titanium Dioxide and its NanoparticlesPreparation of Nanostructured Titanium Dioxide and TitanatesApplications of Nanostructured Titanium DioxideSupported and Immobilized Titanium Dioxide Nanomaterials Readership: Advanced undergraduates and graduate students in engineering, nanomaterials, chemical and physical sciences; science and engineering experts interested in nanoscience & nanotechnology. Keywords:Titanium Dioxide;Titanate Nanotubes;Nanoparticles;Nanosheets;Nanofibers;NS–TiO2;Sol-Gel Process;Nanoclays;Doped-TiO2;Hydrothermal Process;Photocatalysis;Electrocatalysis;Solar Cell;Lithium Batteries;Antibacterial Surfaces;Self-Cleaning Surfaces;Photocatalytic Cancer Treatment;H2 Production;Environmental Remediation;Immobilized TiO2Reviews: “This well-written book provides a comprehensive explanation of properties, preparation and applications of nanostructured titanium dioxide materials (NS–TiO2). It is nicely designed, highly readable, and stylistically coherent … Serving as a timely and convenient reference source including exciting new advances, this book can appeal to academic and industrial researchers as well as graduate and ambitious undergraduate students in the fields of engineering, chemical and physical science, nanomaterials, nanosciences, nanotechnology and photocatalysis.” Dr Mortaza Iranifam University of Maragheh, Iran
Oxide semiconductors, including titanium dioxide (TiO2), are increasingly being considered as replacements for silicon in the development of the next generation of solar cells. Oxide Semiconductors for Solar Energy Conversion: Titanium Dioxide presents the basic properties of binary metal oxide semiconductors and the performance-related properties of TiO2 as they relate to solar energy. The book provides a general background on oxide semiconductors based on binary oxides and their solid solutions, including electronic and ionic conductors. It covers several aspects of solid-state electrochemistry of oxides, such as defect chemistry, and defect-related properties, such as electrical properties, diffusion, segregation, and reactivity. The author also takes a pioneering approach in considering bulk versus surface semiconducting properties, showing how they are different due to the effect of segregation. One of the first on semiconducting, photocatalytic, and photoelectrochemical properties of TiO2 and its solid solutions with donor- and acceptor-type ions, the book discusses defect chemistry of TiO2 in terms of defect equilibria and defect-related properties, including electrical properties, self and chemical diffusion, surface properties, segregation, and reactivity and photoreactivity with oxygen, water, and microbial agents. The text also illustrates the use of TiO2 as an emerging material for solar energy conversion systems, including the generation of hydrogen fuel by photoelectrochemical water splitting, the photocatalytic purification of water, and the generation of photovoltaic electricity. In addition, it presents defect disorder diagrams for the formation of TiO2-based semiconductors with controlled properties. Encompassing the areas of solid-state science, surface chemistry, and photocatalysis, this book reflects the increasing awareness of the importance of structural imperfections, such as point defects, in understanding the properties of metal oxides, specifically TiO2-based semiconductors.
The twelfth Congress on Catalysis was held in Granada (Spain) under the auspices of the International Association of Catalysis Societies and the Spanish Society of Catalysis. These four-volume Proceedings are the expression of the Scientific Sessions which constituted the main body of the Congress. They include 5 plenary lectures, 1 award lecture, 8 keynote lectures, 124 oral presentations and 495 posters. The oral and poster contributions have been selected on the basis of the reports of at least two international reviewers, according to standards comparable to those used for specialised journals.
"Published on the occasion of the exhibition Why Design Now? National Design Triennial at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, May 14, 2009-January 4, 2011."
Written by an industry-based author with extensive R&D experience, this practical book provides a comprehensive and detailed analysis of available technologies, design strategies and applications. Special attention is given to summarizing different characterization techniques for the evaluation of easy/self-cleaning properties, while also describing such essential health and environmental topics, as antibacterial, water and air purification applications. This first book to discuss in detail the applied field of photocatalytic and lotus effect coatings is an essential guide for anyone working in the paints and coatings industry.
This cutting-edge reference addresses the impact nanotechnology has on the environment. From risks to benefits covered by leading professionals in the field and aimed at a multitude of skill levels and disciplines. The entire reference set of 9 volumes provides an excellent, in-depth overview of everything you need to know about nanotechnology and nanoscience with each volume dedicated to a specific topic which is covered in detail by experts from that particular field.
Solve any building air quality problem A complete reference for the design of air filtration systems and HVAC systems used in homes, schools, hospitals, laboratories, or animal facilities, this book offers complete descriptions of each of the major technologies currently used for air disinfection. Each subject, chemical or microbial, is treated in sufficient detail to allow the design of these components to solve specific building air quality problems. Design solutions for control of gases and odors Recommended technologies and methods to combat biological terrorist weapons in HVAC systems Diagnosis of air quality problems Complete airborne pathogen database for the identification of infection risk
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