WIT Press


Radiation-active Surface Design: The Use Of Photocatalytic Concrete Enabling Buildings To Be Active Environmental Remediators

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ARC140181

Volume

142

Pages

6

Page Range

199 - 204

Published

2014

Size

674 kb

Author(s)

N. Nikolov, J. Fox

Abstract

New research into photocatalytic architectural cement offers building professionals a renewed opportunity to contribute toward sustainable goals while improving value. A team comprised of a faculty from Architecture and Environmental Engineering has developed a computer algorithm that utilizes data from site conditions as a means of optimizing surface geometry for maximum photocatalytic activity. The paper reports on the collaborative work that incorporates environmentally-derived design and innovative photocatalytic concrete into the design of panelized concrete façade components.

Keywords

sustainability, environmental design, photocatalytic concrete, digital design and computation