Self Cleaning and De-Polluting Geopolymer Coatings for Graffiti Prevention and Removal-Demo Project

The primary objective of the proposed study is to demonstrate the effectiveness of the inorganic coating for graffiti prevention and removal. A site has been selected for the demonstration application and testing of graffiti removal. It is a retaining wall located on a ramp from Route 1 North to the Woodbridge Mall. The wall is about 200 feet long and has an average height of about 7 feet and is easily accessible. Since the surface to be coated faces a parking lot, traffic control is not needed and sufficient space is available for both application of the coating and tests for graffiti removal. The wall and four concrete boards will be coated with the inorganic coating. Two concrete boards will be brought to the laboratory for evaluating the most efficient graffiti removal techniques and for studying self cleaning and depollution properties. The other two concrete boards will be kept outside the lab to test for outdoor exposure. In addition, a specification will be prepared for using the geopolymer coating as an anti-graffiti, self cleaning and de-polluting surface treatment. A performance and cost comparison study between this coating material and other commercially available products will also be conducted.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Rutgers University, Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT)


  • English


  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $100000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    211 RU8959

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    New Jersey Department of Transportation

    1035 Parkway Avenue
    Trenton, NJ  United States  08625
  • Project Managers:

    Sasor, Robert

  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

    Rutgers University
    100 Brett Road
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058
  • Principal Investigators:

    Balaguru, Perumalsamy

  • Start Date: 20071015
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20081015
  • Source Data: RiP Project 18574

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01462531
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 211 RU8959
  • Files: UTC, RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:05PM