Josef Krýsa Group

Photocatalysis group at University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Rep.

Josef Krýsa is the leader of the group Photocatalysis at the Department of Inorganic Technology, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague and expert advisor in the group of Photocatalytic materials and technologies in Technopark Kralupy.

Our main objective is to develop photocatalytic materials (e.g. TiO2), which have application in the cleaning of air and water. Another usage of the photocatalyzators is in the field of production so-called self-cleaning surfaces, which are able (after irridation with UV light) to create a superwettable surface and generate on the surface highly reactive radicals able to dismantle solid organic dirt. Thanks to this is the irradiated surface kept clean and is also able to purify the environment from toxic substances. To this is closely related the development of reliable and simple methods (based on the colour change of special dyes) to verify the activities of self-cleaning surfaces such as glass, tile, paint, concrete and textiles. An important content of laboratory of photocatalysis is also the development of photocatalytic materials for solar decomposition of water into hydrogen and oxygen.


INTEC EU-FP7 Project

The INTEC project is medium-sized collaborative research a Coordination and Support Action funded by the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7) - "Cooperation", Theme 4: Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and New Production Technologies - NMP, topic Support for Standardisation Needs - Coordination Actions (FP7-NMP-2012-CSA-6).

Organized conferences

Environmental Applications of Advanced Oxidation Processes 2017 (EAAOP5)

5th European Conference on Environmental Applications of Advanced Oxidation Processes
Held on June 25-29, 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic

Semiconductor Photochemistry 2013 (SP4)

4th International Conference on Semiconductor Photochemistry
Held on June 23-27, 2013 in Prague, Czech Republic

Solar Chemistry and Photocatalysis: Environmental Applications 2010 (SPEA6)

6th European meeting on Solar Chemistry and Photocatalysis: Environmental Applications
Held on June 13-16, 2010 in Prague, Czech Republic

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