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TiO2 Photocatalytic Oxidation Technology

PUBLIC TRANSPORT & VEHICLE SYSTEMS:

Although it's better to attack pollution at source - the actual reality shows us that it will take a long while to clean up the polluted air environment. In the meantime...however, visualise a scenario where ever transport system surface could help clean the NOx, SOx, PM 2.5 & 10 and VOCs while they are in motion – or even stationary!

Easily applied, proven, cost-effective, and long lasting solution of TiO2 Photocatalytic Oxidation on the vehicle surfaces would assist with removing these problems...exterior and interior!

TiO2 solution is a clear water-based substance...so can be applied over any surface colour...Taxi, Train, Bus/Coach, Car, Lorry/Trucks etc - it's also self-cleaning and protects treated surfaces from deterioration.

Based on previous research by others, it was found that 100 m2 of a stationary surface coated with TiO2PCO can remove the NOx equivalent to that produced by a standard car driven for more than 130 km, which proves good effectiveness...In one trial at train station in Manila, a  4,100 m2 exterior wall coated with TiO2 PCO removed about 26 g of NOX per 100 m2 of treated surface.

The study shows that each treated square meter could remove 80g of NOX per year.

Another trial that ran over 4 years, a wall in London of 135 m2 was treated with another TiO2 PCO product, and reported that reductions of 60% for the NOx. The photocatalytic technology is also well reported to work in the low-light environment of multi-story parking areas  capturing 2.2 g of NOX per square meter per year.  

Now imagine what the above surfaces could achieve utilising Constant Air Flow while Mobile.

Also a recent research study at the University of Sheffield, has shown that this technology has a ‘smart’ application…as shown with nanoparticles of TiO2 PCO sprayed onto fabrics that can actually purify the air in the local vicinity. In theory, any available surface can be treated in this way.

Vehicular Surface applications will last for 2 years, with Building surfaces lasting well over 10 years.

There are other advantages. TiO2 Photocatalytic Oxidation treated surfaces are self-cleaning and therefore very economically viable – any dirt particles that lands on the surface will be oxidised to minute traces of carbon dioxide and water, leaving it always clean. This makes these materials extremely useful in maintenance programmes to help reduce the costs associated with keeping vehicles and buildings clean. The time between cleaning can be extended and the time required to perform the maintenance can be reduced as the surface grime becomes easier to remove owing to the TiO2 PCO process.

Twice as easy to Clean - saving Half the Water and Time – with no chemicals needed.


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Even Those Lingering Odours That Have Been In The Vehicle For Years Can Be Removed

Vehicle Markets That Can Apply This technology To Protect Your Health

A Reliable and Sustainable Transport and Vehicle Purification System that PROTECTS YOUR HEALTH!

One easily applied treatment can remove harmful carcinogens found in the glues and plastics used to manufacture car interiors as well as remove and prevent the return of odours from:

Allergens, such as Mould, Pathogens, Particulate Matter (PM)  

Body odours

Diesel & Petrol

Exhaust emissions

Noxious organic fumes

Pet smells, dander and mites

Spilt milk and other food residue smells

Tobacco smoke and film residue


Some photographic evidence of applications with TiO2 PCO  technology on various surfaces and in different regions of the world



Vehicles and

Transportation

Systems

Delivery Systems suitable for Solas Shield application

Pre-Moistened Touch-up Towel

Pump Spray Bottles  (1 x large car)

Trigger Spray Bottles  (from 2 - 5 cars size)

For Commercial/High Volume Use:

HVLP (High Volume Low Pressure) Spray Gun unit

Solas Shield X1 Spray Gun (available as Portable Self Contained Unit)

Electrostatic Spray System (Self Contained Mobile Units available)

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The Main Ingredients of Air Pollution


Combustion engine based Cars and Trucks produce air pollution throughout their life, including pollution emitted during vehicle operation, refuelling, manufacturing, and disposal. Additional emissions are associated with the refining and distribution of vehicle fuel.

Air pollution from cars and trucks is split into primary and secondary pollution. Primary pollution is emitted directly into the atmosphere; secondary pollution results from chemical reactions between pollutants in the atmosphere. The following are the major pollutants from motor vehicles:

Carbon monoxide (CO).

This odourless, colourless, and poisonous gas is formed by the combustion of fossil fuels such as petrol or diesel and is emitted primarily from cars and trucks. When inhaled, CO blocks oxygen from the brain, heart, and other vital organs. Newborn children, and people with chronic illnesses are especially susceptible to the effects of CO.

Hydrocarbons (HC).

These pollutants react with nitrogen oxides in the presence of sunlight to form ground-level ozone, a primary ingredient in smog. Though beneficial in the upper atmosphere, at the ground-level this gas irritates the respiratory system, causing coughing, choking, and reduced lung capacity.

Nitrogen Oxides (NOx).

These pollutants cause lung irritation and weaken the body's defenses against respiratory infections such as pneumonia and influenza. In addition, they assist in the formation of ground level ozone and particulate matter.

Particulate Matter (PM).

These particles of soot and metals give smog its murky colour. Fine particles which are less than one-tenth the diameter of a human hair pose the most serious threat to human health, as they can penetrate deep into lungs. PM is a direct pollution and also a secondary pollution from hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides, and sulphur dioxides. Diesel engine exhausts are a major contributor to PM pollution.
Sulphur Dioxide (SO2).

Power plants and motor vehicles create this pollutant by burning sulphur-containing fuels, especially diesel. Sulphur dioxide can react in the atmosphere to form fine particles and poses the largest health risk to young children and asthmatics.

Volatile Organic Compounds - (VOC & TVOC).

These chemical compounds have been linked to birth defects, cancer, and other serious illnesses. Environmental research institutions worldwide estimate that the toxic air - which includes; Acetaldehyde, Benzene, and 1,3-butadiene - emitted from cars and trucks account for half of all cancers caused by air pollution.