The damage caused by air pollution is becoming more and more worrying every day. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 3 million premature deaths occur worldwide each year due to poor air quality. Awaiting the expected results of global agreements to combat climate changeand of the measures that have been put in place at the international level to reduce polluting emissions, focusing on incentives for renewable energies, energy efficiency policies and the promotion of sustainable mobility, science and technology have entered for a long time. time at stake with solutions at the service of the environment. There are many ideas and innovations that in recent years have been proposed with the aim of giving a concrete and rapid response to combat pollution, giving more quality to the air in our cities and our homes. There are cities that are literally drowning in their own pollution.
So much so that cities like Paris or Berlin have offered free public transport to combat it. It is a first level problem.
In these pages we have talked about construction materials , bicycles , towers or giant purifiers designed to capture polluted air and return it purified, among other solutions. Today we are talking about another novelty that comes from Italy. Although it is not really a novelty, because it is an innovation developed for the first time more than 10 years ago, but all these years of tests and experimentation have allowed the official launch, thanks to results that seem more than positive. We are talking about Airlite, a special paint that can absorb pollutants and purify the air we breathe. A very simple solution to reduce smog.
Reduces air pollution by up to 88.8%.
It is a powder paint to which, by adding a liquid solution containing titanium dioxide, it is capable of being activated in contact with light, both natural and artificial, it is capable of transforming pollutants into salt molecules. According to the results, Airlite has a positive effect to combat both health-damaging pollutants and those that cause the greenhouse effect : in particular, it removes dangerous gases, nitrogen oxides (NOx) and sulfur oxides (SOx) . The reduction of polluting NO2, in particular, is greater than 80% in the laboratory and 50% in the real environment.
Eliminate harmful bacteria.
One of the benefits of Airlite is that, according to tests, it can kill 99.9% of surface bacteria. Bacteria are killed by the dual action of surface oxidation and high surface alkalinity, which together prevent bacteria from surviving.
This allows to significantly reduce the total bacterial load, making possible a high environmental health, combined with greater comfort and quality of life. A solution especially suitable for environments, such as hospitals, that need to be sterile.
In addition, it eliminates and prevents mold.
Repels dust and dirt.
Another characteristic of paint that feeds on smog is that it prevents dirt from settling on the walls. How? On the one hand, it decomposes the oily substances deposited on the surface, preventing dust and sand from adhering to the wall. On the other hand, it creates a thin surface layer of water (thanks to a property called hydrophilicity), which prevents dust and other particles from settling on the surface, causing them to bounce. In short, an invisible protective film is created that prevents dirt and dust from the air from settling on surfaces.
Neutralizes bad odors.
Airlite breaks down odor molecules, effectively removing them through an oxidation process, without filters, deodorants, residues, or maintenance.
Helps reduce energy consumption.
Paint can also be seen as an excellent ally to reduce energy consumption related to refrigeration. Airlite reflects most of the infrared solar radiation, preventing the excessive passage of heat. This translates into much cooler environments in the summer season with an estimated electricity savings for the air conditioning of between 15 and 50%.
More information: airlite.com