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Centro de investigación griego ofrece un material avanzado de limpieza automática y descontaminación del aire

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TOGR20161122001
Publicado:
13/01/2017
Caducidad:
13/01/2018
Resumen:
Un centro de investigación griego ha desarrollado un nuevo nanomaterial en polvo que se activa con radiación ultravioleta y luz visible y que tiene capacidad para limpiar aire interior y exterior en zonas de trabajo, colegios, hospitales, viviendas privadas y entornos habitables. El nanomaterial se basa en fotocatálisis, un método seguro y económico para mantener limpios los entornos habitables y mejorar la calidad de vida. El material fotocatalítico es ecológico y consiste en nanopartículas de dióxido de titanio (TiO2) en polvo dopadas con metales de transición. El grupo de investigación busca fabricantes de pinturas o revestimientos con el fin de establecer acuerdos de licencia.

Details

Tittle:
Greek research organization offers an advanced material for self cleaning and depolution of the air
Summary:
A Greek research organization has developed an innovative nanomaterial in powder form. The material is activated by ultraviolet radiation and visible light and is capable to clean, polluted indoor and outdoor air in work-places, schools, hospitals, private houses and living environments. The research group is seeking paint or coating manufacturers for license agreement.
Description:
Based on recent studies, polluted air is the cause of up to 500,000 premature deaths every year in the European Union countries. Taking on account that in-door environment is approximately 12 times more polluted than out-door environment, in combination with the fact that people spend approximately 80% of their time in-doors, it is obvious that the problem is really urgent and new air purification methods are a global request.

The Greek research group has developed a novel nanomaterial in powder form, which is used as an agent to accelerate air cleaning and purifying processes based on photocatalysis. Photocatalysis is a safe and inexpensive way to retain indoor and outdoor living environments clean, thus improving the quality of life. The photocatalytic material produced is eco-friendly and consists of titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles in powder form doped with transition metals.

The photocatalytic material employs a novel procedure of photocatalysis, which can be activated both by ultraviolet radiation and visible light (direct or diffused). However, the existing products in the market operate using only ultraviolet radiation. The activation by natural or artificial light means that the use of harmful ultraviolet radiation can be avoided.

Upon activation, the photocatalytic nano-material, generates very reactive molecules (i.e. powerful agents like oxidizing hydroxyl molecules-OH) which are able to break down harmful pollutants (organic and inorganic) into absolutely harmless end-product compounds, such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O).

Polluted outdoor and indoor surfaces often accumulate bacteria or gases of volatile organic compounds. Volatile organic compounds include noxious compounds such as formaldehyde, toluene and many other common contaminates released by building materials and household cleaners generally found in the home. The novel material allows degradation of them without dangerous by-products. It also degrades inorganic pollutants without generating dangerous by-products and bacteria, e.g. e-coli, klebsiella pneuminiae and phages.

The research organization is seeking paint and coating manufacturers, for license agreement. The Greek research organization is willing to yeld the technology for commercial exploitation.
Advantages and Innovations:
The novel photocatalytic nanomaterial allows degradation of different organic and inorganic compounds without dangerous by-products. It uses visible and/or solar light as opposed to the existing products on the market which operate only by the use of ultraviolet radiation.

It is suitable for various application scenarios since it could be incorporated into concrete surfaces or used as coating for walls, and floors. Furthermore, it is suitable both for indoor applications or for external use (e.g. sidewalks, landscaping of buildings, etc.)
Stage of Development:
Available for demonstration
IPs:
Other

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
The research group is seeking paint/coatings manufacturers, for license agreement. The research group will provide services that support the synthetic process and the production of the novel material. The market exploitation will be done by the partner sought.

Client

Type and Size of Client:
R&D Institution
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
Si
Languages Spoken:
English
German
Greek

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
02007003 Materiales y polvos cerámicos
02007012 Materiales ópticos