We know that white is the color that reflects sunlight the best and that is why it is used to keep spaces cool. Italy and Greece
In Mediterranean countries such as and our city with similar climate In Bodrum It is possible to refer to examples of this. In fact, there are regulations stating that only white color will be used on the exterior of houses in Bodrum. There is another reason for this other than preserving the historical texture: Natural conditioning effect.
This long-discovered effect of white color is now taken one step further. at Purdue University scientists found ‘ultra white’ paint is said to be as successful as air conditioners in keeping a space cool.. The widespread use of these dyes can help prevent climate crisis by throwing off air conditioners.
Can help with climate change
Scientists at Purdue University in the US state of Indiana said that they produce an “extremely white” paint and that using these paints in buildings can help combat climate change because they allegedly do a good job at keeping the environment cool as air conditioners. Professor Xiulin Ruan from the university’s mechanical engineering department said that the “ultra white” paint to be applied to a 90 square meter roof, air conditioners can easily provide the coolness they will give by consuming 10 kilowatt energy sings. The professor adds that 10 kilowatts is much more than the energy consumed by air conditioners used in homes.
“Whiter than white”
Barium sulfate, which is also used in photographic papers, was used in the production of the paint. Thus, the already white paint became even more reflective. The team that produced the paint showed the effect of the paint with the tesdollar they made in the open area. Ultra white paint, managed to keep the surface where it was used at 10.5 ° C cooler at night and 4.4 ° C cooler at noon.. Other white dyes 80% -90%
This new paint while reflecting ratios, 98.1%, breaking a record.
The development of the paint has been achieved after 6 years of work. White paint application is already used in many regions. In this application, new paints developed by Purdue University are used and the need for air conditioners may be visibly reduced if the application becomes more widespread.