Particulate Matter (PM) air pollution is a significant environmental concern, comprising a complex mix of small particles and liquid droplets. These particles include acids, organic chemicals, metals, and soil components. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) categorizes PM into two groups: PM10 (inhalable coarse particles) and PM2.5 (fine particles), based on their diameter.
Greenhouse Gases Impact:
One pound of methane possesses 30 times the heat retention capacity of the same amount of CO2. Our adaptable air scrubbing platform can be tailored to collect, store, and eliminate various air pollutants, including PM, ozone, methane, and more.
Examples of Particulate Matter in Microns:
Health and Environmental Costs:
The 2010 Global Burden of Disease Study ranked air pollution as the 7th highest risk factor for preventable death globally, contributing to an estimated 3.2 million deaths in 2010. The EPA emphasizes the impact of particulate matter on human health, leading to heart disease, altered lung function, aggravated asthma, lung cancer, and premature death.
In response to these concerns, the EPA tightened federal soot standards by 20% in 2012 (12 micrograms/m3 of air). The agency committed to identifying non-attainment areas in 2014, giving counties six years to comply with the new standards.
Addressing PM air pollution is crucial for public health and environmental sustainability. By understanding the composition, impact, and regulatory measures, we can work towards cleaner air and healthier communities.
The global lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic has inadvertently benefited the environment. Reduced human activity has led to cleaner air, decreased pollution, and a resurgence of wildlife. This unintended positive consequence underscores the relationship between human actions and the planet's well-being. We believe in sustainable solutions. Our DAC process is designed to allow society to continue its normal activities while simultaneously removing dangerous pollutants from the air.
During steps taken to address COVID, which coincided with cleaner air, our proposed solution involves deploying DAC generators. By retrofitting these units to commercial building HVAC systems in densely populated areas globally, we aim to sustainably achieve and maintain significantly cleaner air.
As evident in the photos and videos above, human industrial activities significantly impact global air quality. Our Direct Air Capture Generator offers a creative solution to address this issue. Notably, the most improved areas post-COVID shutdown were previously the most polluted. Several factors contribute to this:
Together, these efforts and innovations contribute to a greener and healthier future, mitigating the impact of industrial activities on air quality."