Development of TiO2 coated activated carbon foam as cooling pad for direct evaporative cooling system
This research aims to examine the property of the ceramic (TiO2) coated activated carbon foam (TiO2-ACF) as a cooling pad. Efficiency of direct evaporative cooling system mostly depends on the cooling pad and hence, the material used in the cooling pad plays a very vital role. Here, the TiO2-ACF pad is fabricated by dipping activated carbon foam into the slurry of TiO2 which has different loading mass. The physical property of the TiO2-ACF such as stability of the cooling pad under constant and vigorous flow of water, absorbability property and photocatalytic properties were analysed. It is concluded that TiO2-ACF cooling pad can be easily fabricated and have an excellent stability and absorbability property.