Photocatalytic Products and Technologies Conference (PPTC'09)

Venue: University of Minho

Location: Guimaraes, Portugal

Event Date/Time: May 11, 2009 End Date/Time: May 13, 2009
Registration Date: May 11, 2009
Early Registration Date: Apr 30, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 10, 2009
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PPTC’09 is the first Portuguese conference on photocatalysis and it will be a milestone for all investigators and people who are interested in this area and its applications.
We’ll meet in the wonderful city of Guimarães to resume in three days the major advances in this area and discuss the industrial applications, investigation in course and also potential research fields.

Photocatalytic Materials:
Over the last few years there has been a growing interest in the field of semiconductor photo-chemistry regarding the development of self-cleaning materials. Particular nanocrystalline thin films and nanoparticles are capable of acting as photoactive and photocatalytic materials, due to their intrinsic ability of removing pollutants in the gas phase or dissolved in water. The photocatalyst material plays an important role in the dissociation and mineralization of organic impurities on a particular surface, such as on glass, ceramic, metal or a polymer. The vehicle for this photocatalisation is simply solar light.
Understanding the fundamental process and enhancing the photocatalytic efficiency of known catalysts has become a major research focus, bearing in mind industrial applications as materials that possess anti-fogging, self-cleaning or antibacterial activities for general purpose surfaces.

Topics of the Conference:
Fundamental Science of Photocatalysis
Treatments of Water, Air and Soil Including Solar Technologies
Visible Light Responsive Photocatalyts
Dye-sensitized Solar Cells
Synthesis of New Photocatalytic Materials
Photocatalytic antimicrobial Materials
Photocatalytic Membranes
Photocatalytic Reactors


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Additional Information

Photocatalytic Products and Technologies Conference - PPTC'09 University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal May 11-13, 2009 Telephone: +351 253 510 474 Fax: +351 253 510 461 e-mail: