Photocatalytic Products and Technologies Conference (PPTC'09)
Venue: University of Minho
|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|
Weâ€™ll meet in the wonderful city of GuimarÃ£es to resume in three days the major advances in this area and discuss the industrial applications, investigation in course and also potential research fields.
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