Self-cleaning from Borosilicate Glass Waste

Self-cleaning from Borosilicate Glass Waste

In this rapid industrial and economic progress, the need for high-rise buildings is increasing. The emergence of these tall buildings in order to meet the needs of office centers, government centers and sports venues and places of residence will create new problems. The most important problem arises is that building maintenance and cleaning costs must increase as a result of strong urbanization. Ideally high buildings are cleaned cleaned within 3-5 years. Even though once a building cleaning project is able to spend around IDR. 160,000,000. This fantastic price is often overlooked and abandoned by the owner and developer of the building. If the building is not regularly maintained and cleaned it can cause cracks and defects in the building.

Self-cleaning from Borosilicate Glass Waste
Manual Building Cleaning (Pict. Inhabitat.com)
In developed countries like Japan and Germany the solution to this problem has been found with superhydrobic coating using TiO2, ZnO and MnO2. The essence of this superhydrobic coating mechanism is to overlay it in the building so that when there are dust particles that are attached it will be cleaned immediately by water falling due to rain or other water sources. This can occur due to the presence of TiO2 / ZnO / MnO2 superhydrophobic layers in the building. However, to create the substance requires a lot of funds and the limitations of the metals in it. Borosilicate glass or which is ingested as pyrex has often been used in a variety of laboratory equipment. If the equipment breaks, it will only be waste that will only wait for the time to be recycled again.
Self-cleaning from Borosilicate Glass Waste
Pyrex Glass of Broken (Pict:glogster.com)

Whereas this borsilicate glass through a systematic method can be made to create a superhydrophobic layer in the existing material. The author’s hypothesis is that the existing superhydrophobic layer concept is capable of being created from borosilicate glass waste. So that it can be used to make a self-cleaning material that is cheap and effective for tall buildings. This research is using experimental method. Experiments were carried out to make material self-cleaning products and test the effectiveness of material self-cleaning products

Self-cleaning from Borosilicate Glass Waste

Keywords: Tall buildings, Superhydrophobic, Self-Cleaning material, Brosilicate Glass
Tuah Kuadratzat and Sekarini Wening Ayu
SMAN 3 Semarang

Central java Indonesia

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