Conservation of Historic Buildings Using Photocatalytic Coating

Environmental Pollution has affected human lives in various ways. One of the most affected domains is building, especially historical monuments around the world. From the Acropolis in Greece to America’s own Lincoln Memorial, air and water pollution have negatively affected the aesthetics of these buildings, but the threat is in the risk of losing these irreplaceable structures forever.

To keep the inheritance alive, one needs to think wisely and use photocatalytic self-cleaning coating for this old heritage. Yes, it may sound a bit confusing, but it is true that light energy can effectively prevent the historical building from chemical and high pressuring washing. It can keep your building new and clean for long on its own.

Nano photocatalytic self-cleaning coating & Historic Building Conservation

Historical buildings are highly susceptible to lichen and mold growth, and this is due to the long term exposure to various environmental factors. Some of the biologists have confirmed the attack of NOx decomposition on seven major historical buildings of the world.

Nitrous oxide is classified as a greenhouse gas. However, prolonged exposure to a building can affect its aesthetics severely. In addition to this, acid rain, global warming increase in humidity level, and the amount of sulphur dioxide are few major reasons contributing destruction of our heritage. So, you must be wondering how nano photocatlytic self cleaning coating can save historic buildings from the dangerous effects of environmental pollution? Answer is here –

Nano photocatalytic self cleaning coating is –

Organic and environment-friendly – The nano self-cleaning coating follows the photocatalysis process that uses natural light to trigger chemical reactions that ultimately breaks down organic matter at the molecular level, and turns them into harmless carbon dioxide and water. This means self-cleaning, protection and energy saving all at one-time.

Super Hydrophilicity – It refers to the phenomena of hydrophilicity, where water molecules get attracted to the surface and tend to dissolve in it. The contact angle of the water molecule is equal to zero, making it an ideal option as self-cleaning coating. Super hydrophilicity of nano photocatalytic self-cleaning coating helps in cleaning the monuments on its own.

Anti-Microbial, Anti-viral and Anti-Bacterial Property – The advanced nanotechnology-based self-cleaning coating has an amazing effect on killing almost all kinds of bacteria and virus included their mutants such as MRSA, SARS, H5N1. It can thoroughly decompose bacteria, virus and their body and endotoxin, leaving your historic building free from mildew for many years. It also limits the impact of volatile organic compounds due to constant exposure to them.

Purify and Decompose NOx – Nitrous oxide is a potent greenhouse gas which is 310 times stronger than carbon dioxide and is implicated in the destruction of the ozone layer and causing climate disaster. The nano photocatalytic self-cleaning coating can help in removing the NOx concentration in atmosphere economically and environment friendly. When this coating is applied to historic buildings, it purifies the air around meanwhile, provide self cleaning and anti-mildew function to decrease the maintenance cost. It can reduce other pollutants in the air such as PM2.5.

Energy and cost savvy – Due to its amazing properties, many customers think that it’s expensive and costly for whole building restoration. But, this is not the truth. When this coating is applied on the exterior on old buildings, it saves additional energy costs. At TiPE the coatings are not as expensive as you think. You can save cost on maintenance charges and pollution controlling methods with nano photocatalytic self-cleaning coating.

Conservation of historic buildings is important because it cultivates the pride of our past and makes us unique in the world.

You can ask for nano photocatalytic self-cleaning coating from us for old historic buildings and monuments in the city. Preserve and restore old architectural beauties in an innovative way.


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