Investigating optimal surface functionalization strategies for linking NanoPhyll coatings to PVC

Environmental pollution is one of the greatest problems that the world is facing today. The conventional detergent and surfactant water based methods are costly, not eco- friendly. Applying photocatalytic coatings that utilize solar energy on the exterior and interior surfaces of buildings is a promising method to tackle air pollution and clean the surfaces with lower cost. Upon sun light and ambient light, after a few chemical reaction, TiO2 nano-particles as a photocatalyst generate reactive agent, which can oxidize organic substances. The developed coatings need to be effectively bound to their substrate to provide efficient visible light activity. The main goal of this project is to find a bonding strategy for attaching coatings to PVC substrate, that maximizes the activity of the coatings as well.

Faculty Supervisor:

Tohid Didar


Mehdi Sanjari


NanoPhyll Inc


Engineering - mechanical






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