Development and application of photocatalytic coating for roadside NOₓ mitigation in Hong Kong

Xinwei LI, Pengge WANG, Shuwen HAN, Yu HUANG, Wing Kei HO, Steven Sai Hang HO, Shun-Cheng LEE, Meng WANG

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Abstract

A facile chemical method for the development of photocatalytic coating products was proposed based on practical application perspective for the Hong Kong roadside nitrogen oxides (NOₓ) mitigation. TiO₂-based photocatalytic coating PC-C film with crystallized size of around 5–6 nm was synthesized with the peptization of H₂O₂. The PC-C coating possesses a super-hydrophilicity surface and is proven to have a NOₓ degradation rate of 46.8% with an optimum pH level of 7. In addition, the PC-C coating presents a promising photocatalytic NOₓ degradation compared with other commercially available coating products and P25 when applied on two building materials of Poly-methyl methacrylate (PMMA) and concrete surface. A weather resistance simulation and a 180-day on-site field trial were carried out the attenuation effects of photocatalytic coating applied in outdoor exposure. Based on epidemiological estimation and field investigation, hospital admissions for respiratory diseases (HARD) and mortality cases (MC) could be reduced with the application of PC-C coating along the street canyon. This work demonstrates the feasibility of air pollution control measures for the local roadside NOₓ using photocatalytic technology, offering promising health benefits with environmental remediation. Copyright © 2023 Published by Elsevier B.V. on behalf of Chinese Chemical Society and Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences.
Original languageEnglish
Article number108709
JournalChinese Chemical Letters
Volume35
Issue number3
Early online dateJun 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2024

Citation

Li, X., Wang, P., Han, S., Huang, Y., Ho, W., Ho, S. S. H., Lee, S.-C., & Wang, M. (2024). Development and application of photocatalytic coating for roadside NOₓ mitigation in Hong Kong. Chinese Chemical Letters, 35(3), Article 108709. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cclet.2023.108709

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