Removal of Algae Using Photocatalytic Tiles
Tatsuhiko KUGA†, Hideki KOBAYASI†, Hiroshi SAKAMAKI* and Tetuyuki TANIAI
College of Science and Technology, Nihon University, Funabashi Campus;Narashinodai, Funabashi-shi 274-8501 Japan
† TOTO Ltd.; 304-701 Nishiyama Oroshicho, Toki-shi 509-5202 Japan
Photocatalytic tiles (2, 3, 4, 5) containing titanium dioxide were prepared under various conditions, and what effect can be obtained by them for the removal of algae was investigated. Photocatalytic tiles
4 ,5 were prepared by applying to the standard tile 1 a coating agent comprising titanium dioxide and copper (II) acetate and calcining the coated tiles at 350 °C and 600 °C. Photocatalytic tile 2 exhibited a higher effect in removing stigeoclonium and gomphonemea. Especially tile 5 prepared at low temperature indicated the highest removing effect. The algae removing effect of the photocatalytic tiles decreased with an increase in water depth.
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