Self-Cleaning Limestone Paint Modified by Nanoparticles TiO2 Synthesized from TiCl3 as Precursors and PEG6000 as Dispersant

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Submitted: 21-11-2016
Published: 28-10-2017
Section: The 2nd International Seminar on Chemistry (ISoC 2016) (Surabaya, 26-27 July 2016)
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Limestone is commonly used for wall painting, but it is easy to be dirty. In this study, a self-cleaning limestone paint was synthesized by modifying dispersant and TiO2 nanoparticles. The TiO2 that prepared by TiCl3 were functionalized with PEG6000 as a surface activating agent. The paint achieved highest impurity degradation of 83.11 % for the mass ratio of TiO2 and PEG6000 (MRTP) of 1: 6, in which TiO2 average size distribution was 75.81 µm2, the particle surface area of TiO2 was 2,544 µm2, and the smallest contact angle was 7°. It was found that the dispersant (PEG6000) significantly improved the self-cleaning ability of limestone paint. The surface tension reduction from PEG6000-modified prevented the agglomeration process of TiO2 and suggests that the limestone paint a good self-cleaning coating for wall painting. Copyright © 2017 BCREC Group. All rights reserved

Received: 21st November 2016; Revised: 10th September 2017; Accepted: 11st September 2017; Available online: 27th October 2017; Published regularly: December 2017

How to Cite: Fadhilah, N., Etruly, N., Muharja, M., Sawitri, D. (2017). Self-Cleaning Limestone Paint Modified by Nanoparticles TiO2 Synthesized from TiCl3 as Precursors and PEG6000 as Dispersant. Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis, 12(3): 351-356 (doi:10.9767/bcrec.12.3.800.351-356)



TiO2 photocatalyst; PEG6000 dispersant; limestone; self cleaning

  1. Nur Fadhilah 
    Engineering Physics Department, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Surabaya,, Indonesia
  2. Niki Etruly 
    Engineering Physics Department, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Surabaya,, Indonesia
  3. Maktum Muharja 
    Chemical Engineering Department, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Surabaya,, Indonesia
  4. Dyah Sawitri 
    Engineering Physics Department, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Surabaya,, Indonesia
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