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Review on Characterization and Mechanical Performance of Self-cleaning Concrete
1 Centre of Excellence Geopolymer and Green Technology (CEGeoGTech), School of Materials Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), 01007, P. O Box 77, D/A Pejabat Pos Besar, Kangar, Perlis, Malaysia
2 Faculty of Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), P. O Box 77, D/A Pejabat Pos Besar, Kangar, Perlis 01000, Malaysia
3 Gheorghe Asachi Technical University, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, D. 61A Mangeron Str., 700050, lasi, Romania
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Self-cleaning concrete is an effective alternative to provide cleaner environment which contribute to sustainability and towards a green environment. It is in accordance with the requirements of environmental issues on huge energy consumption and air pollution from carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Photocatalyst in self-cleaning concrete accelerates the decomposition of organic particulates, hence pollution could be reduced through photocatalytic degradation of gaseous pollutants. Mechanical performances of self-cleaning concrete were improved by adding photocatalytic materials. Self cleaning abilities were evaluated in the photocatalytic activity test under UV light and photocatalytic degradation of gaseous pollutant was measured by depollution test. This review aims to give an overview about the characteristics of photocatalytic materials and mechanical performances of self-cleaning concrete.
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