What Is Photocatalysis?
How Does Photocatalysis Work?
What It Does
Photocatalytic surfaces help prevent the growth of microorganisms by preventing the build-up of substances that they feed off of. Therefore, they are very effective against attacks from bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms. The results are backed by numerous tests performed on walls of schools, hospitals, food factories, and even in specialized laboratories.
It is well known that people who live in urban environments suffer more respiratory problems and even have a lower life expectancy than those living in rural areas with cleaner air. Photocatalytic walls perform the same purifying function as forests and grasslands. They even use the same energy source: light.
Traditional deodorizing systems consist of perfumes being dispersed into the air, which blocks the effect of smelly odors. However, we are still breathing the pollutants, even if we don’t notice the smell. Photocatalytic surfaces do not emit any odor, because they help destroy the harmful compounds that produce them. In our case, the absence of odor indicates the purity and cleanliness of the air entering our lungs.
Photocatalytic surfaces show excellent results in helping reduce the pollution inside buildings.
Inside our homes and offices, we must reduce the contaminants coming from the exterior caused by automobiles and factories and those that occur within the same building, whether it’s from building materials (glues, varnishes, solvents, etc.) or those which are produced through our activities (combustion fumes, cooking, heating, maintenance, etc.).
Additionally, photocatalytic surfaces on the outside walls of the houses help act as a shield to prevent dirty outside air from coming into your home.
The main cause of dirt on the interior and exterior walls of our homes is the gradual build-up of particles and pollutants on them, the same pollutants our families are breathing in continuously. Shortly after being painted, a room’s walls present shadows in the corners and edges of windows, doors, frames, and other decorative elements. These are the areas where the air moves slower and where the dirt builds up. The same is true for radiators and air vents. The problems are both aesthetic and hygienic: dirt contains nutrients for bacteria and fungi and repainting represents a major cost of materials and labor. Our product helps break down and prevents the build-up of new dirt, helping to keep your walls clean and your rooms’ air healthy.