Influence of inorganic binder on the photocatalytic oxidation of acrylic latex
The water glass (Na2SiO3), as inorganic binder, was added to the acrylic latex at 5 and 10 wt.%.
The effects on dispersion of the particles, the rate of photocatalytic oxidation (PCO), the mechanical properties of the films, the degradation of the films under UV irradiation and the PCO activity were evaluated. Results showed that using 5 wt.% of the water glass considerably improved the degradation of the acrylic based samples. It also decreased the discoloration. It was found that the water glass could improve the PCO activity of the samples. For example, it increased the PCO rate up to 87% for the samples containing 5 wt.% of Nano TiO2 along with 10 and 20 wt.% of TiO2 pigments.
The study is published in: Progress in Organic Coatings, Volume 115, February 2018.