Nano-Powered Paint: Combatting ‘Sick Building Syndrome’ with Titanium Oxide Particles

New Paint Technology Cleans Walls and Improves Air Quality

A research team from TU Wien and the Università Politecnica delle Marche in Italy has developed titanium oxide nanoparticles that can clean walls and improve indoor air quality when added to paint. These nanoparticles are capable of removing 96% of air and wall pollutants when exposed to sunlight, making them particularly useful for combating “sick building syndrome.” Professor Günther Rupprechter from TU Wien explained that these nanoparticles have the ability to bind and break down a wide range of pollutants, making them an effective solution for improving indoor air quality. One of the study’s authors, Qaisar Maqbool, conducted a detailed analysis of the particles and their behavior before and after being added to wall paint. Further research is planned with the goal of creating a commercially available paint product using this technology. For more information on the study and technology, visit the link provided in the article.

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