Air pollution is complex. It is a dangerous cocktail of many components – natural and manmade, each of which impact our health.
Air pollution levels vary across location and time, depending on emission levels, weather and topography.
Both urban and industrial air pollution emissions impact the quality of air in cities. Airlabs comprehensive technology system addresses both sources through both its City and Industrial technologies.
In the large cities of the world, harmful air pollution mostly consists of Nitrogen dioxide (NO2), Particulate Matter (PM2.5), and ozone.
The Airlabs team has developed a technology that aims at tackling this specific urban pollution mix that millions of people are exposed to every day.
Our City Air technology is a multi-stage treatment of polluted air which delivers clean air targeted at users. Particles (PM2.5) are trapped by a tailored filtration system before gas pollutants, such as NO2, are absorbed by specialist media within our units.
We use advanced computational flow modelling to optimise the airflow around our units, maximising the area of clean air provided.
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Our technology was independently tested by King’s College London at their air quality monitoring location on Marylebone Road, one of the most polluted roads in London.
This confirmed removal rates of over 87% of nitrogen dioxide, which has since been improved to over 95% in our testing of units.
This is a promising approach for decreasing pollution concentrations in specific micro environments in urban areas
Airlabs patented technology has been developed over a 10 year period to specifically target removal of those industrial and commercial pollutants that are impacting urban areas.
Gas Phase Advanced Oxidation (GPAO) recreates the atmosphere’s natural self-cleaning process, sped up by a factor of 1,000,000.
It utilizes ultraviolet light and ozone to transform gas into dust particles, which are much easier to remove from the air than gases.
This technology removes almost all pollutants, including VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and hydrocarbons, as well as killing bacteria and viruses.
This makes it not only suitable for cleaning heavily polluted air from factories, but also from locations such as hospitals where it is necessary to remove all pollutants and harmful airborne organisms.