External finishes

A similar principle has been incorporated into a paint that is now available. Called 'Ecopaint' it is designed to reduce levels of NOx in the atmosphere. The paint contains nanoparticles of titanium dioxide and calcium carbonate. These particles absorb ultra-violet radiation and they use this energy convert NOx into nitric acid which is either washed away by rain or neutralised by the calcium carbonate particles. The manufacturers (Millennium Chemicals of Grimsby, UK) claim that a coating of the paint will continue to be effective for five years in a heavily polluted city.

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