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UV Blocking Glass: Low Cost Filters for Visible Light Photocatalytic Assessment / Charlie, Dunnill

International Journal of Photoenergy, Volume: 2014, Pages: 1 - 5

Swansea University Author: Charlie, Dunnill

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DOI (Published version): 10.1155/2014/407027

Abstract

A number of commercially available art protection products have been compared and assessed for their suitability as UV blocking filters in the application of “visible light” photocatalytic research. Many groups claiming visible light photocatalytic success employ filters to block out stray UV radiat...

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Published in: International Journal of Photoenergy
Published: 2014
Online Access: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijp/2014/407027/
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa22147
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Abstract: A number of commercially available art protection products have been compared and assessed for their suitability as UV blocking filters in the application of “visible light” photocatalytic research. Many groups claiming visible light photocatalytic success employ filters to block out stray UV radiation in order to justify that their photocatalysts are indeed visible light photocatalysts and not UV light photocatalysts. These filters come in varying degrees of ability and price and many authors fail to correctly characterise their filters in individual papers. The use of effective filters to prevent both false positive and false negative results is important to maintain scientific rigor and create accurate understanding of the subject. The optimum UV filter would have the highest UV blocking properties (<390 nm) and simultaneously the highest visible light transmission (390–750 nm). Single and double layers of each of the glass products were assessed as well as laminate products. The conclusions show an inexpensive and highly effective setup for the conduction of visible light photochemistry that should be incorporated as a standard part in any researcher’s work where the claim of visible light activity is made.
College: College of Engineering
Start Page: 1
End Page: 5