Applications of Titanium Dioxide Photocatalysis to Construction Materials

State-of-the-Art Report of the RILEM Technical Committee 194-TDP

  • Yoshihiko Ohama
  • Dionys Van Gemert

Part of the RILEM State of the Art Reports book series (RILEM State Art Reports, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Yoshihiko Ohama, Dionys Van Gemert
    Pages 1-4
  3. Marta Castellote, Nicklas Bengtsson
    Pages 5-10
  4. Anne Beeldens, Luigi Cassar, Yoshihiko Murata
    Pages 23-35
  5. Kenji Motohashi, Frank Dehn, Yoshihiko Ohama
    Pages 37-41
  6. Yoshihiko Ohama, Dionys Van Gemert
    Pages 43-43
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 45-47

About this book


Titanium dioxide photocatalysis is based on the semiconducting nature of its anatase crystal type. Construction materials with titanium photocatalyst show performances of air purification, self-cleaning, water purification, antibacterial action.

This book describes principles of titanium dioxide photocatalysis, its applications to cementitious and noncementitious materials, as well as an overview of standardization of testing methods.


air purification building materials civil engineering structures photocatalysis self-cleaning sustainable construction sustainable engineering titanium dioxide

Editors and affiliations

  • Yoshihiko Ohama
    • 1
  • Dionys Van Gemert
    • 2
  1. 1.Kohoku-ku, YokohamaJapan
  2. 2., Civil EngineeringKatholieke Universiteit LeuvenHeverleeBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-1296-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-1297-3
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