Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is one of the most important photocatalyst that allows the environmental purification of water and air by the decomposition of toxic organic compounds and removal of harmful gases. In the photocatalytic applications, TiO2 can be used in form of powder or coating. In this paper, two techniques of deposition were used to elaborate thin deposits starting from an agglomerated TiO2 anatase nanopowder: conventional plasma spraying in atmospheric conditions and suspension plasma spraying. The photocatalytic efficiency of the coatings was performed with respect to nitrogen oxides (NOx) and compared with the photocatalytic activity of the TiO2 Degussa P25 powder. Differences in the photocatalytic efficiencies of the nanocoatings obtained by the two techniques of plasma spraying were obtained. The coatings elaborated by suspension plasma spraying have poor mechanical properties but better photocatalytic efficiencies. This method is a promising technique to elaborate photocatalytic coatings for the removal of different air pollutants.

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