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Journal of Nanotechnology
Volume 2015, Article ID 104142, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/104142
Review Article

Indoor Decontamination Textiles by Photocatalytic Oxidation: A Review

1Key Laboratory of Advanced Materials and Textiles, Ministry of China, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310018, China
2Lille University of Science and Technology, Cite Scientifique, 59650 Villeneuve-d’Ascq, France

Received 4 July 2015; Revised 20 October 2015; Accepted 21 October 2015

Academic Editor: Paresh Chandra Ray

Copyright © 2015 Hafeezullah Memon et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

A large number of researches have been made to make the textile intelligent and smarter; this is achieved by imparting functionality to the textile materials. The indoor environment possesses a variety of pollutants which do not come from the outer environment, but they come from the inner environment itself. Today, the smarter fabrics that may clean the indoor air have been studied by various researchers. The smarter fabrics contain the nanocoating of semiconductor oxides, mostly TiO2; thus the synthesis and application of these nanoparticles on the textile material have been reviewed in this paper. Moreover, there are lots of environmental and health issues regarding nanoparticles that have also been discussed in brief.