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Filter-less water-based Air Pollution Abatement system

Objective

APA is a filter-less air pollution abatement system for a wide range of polluting emission from industrial processes. Through its efficient method of cleaning and purifying air, APA lowers the emissions of industries thereby decreasing the occurrence of health issues for employees and creating a safer workplace. It contributes to a reduction of pollutants released in the environmental thereby enabling a greater sustainability of the manufacturing industry. APA cleans air within a radius of 25m and is a scalable system that can be customised for different applications, either standalone or in a network. Pollutants removed from the air include: particulate matter; heavy metals; hydrocarbons; pollen; spores; NOx; SOx; CO2. The system utilises our patented water-based, chemical-free, centrifugal force process producing a water-based waste. In comparison to other systems, the filter-less technology greatly reduces manufacturing and maintenance costs. Along with this, APA is unique in that it can be positioned both in working environments and on the discharge points of industrial processing machines, this means workers benefit from a more direct impact of the air purification gaining a healthier working environment.
The technology has reached a TRL7 and has been tested in various operational environments demonstrating proof of concept and significant air pollution reductions (until 99.99% on PM10). APA addresses an estimated market of about 2 million factories in Europe. During the project we will define the final design of the APA system and will carry out the pre-industrialized production, and will deploy 20 machines in the end-user's site for in-field validation. Phase 2 project aims also at establishing and launching the industrial operation, at activating the existing commercial channels as well as securing further commercial cooperation with partners in Europe.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/organic chemistry/hydrocarbons
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/metals

Call for proposal

H2020-SMEINST-2-2016-2017
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Funding Scheme

SME-2 - SME instrument phase 2

Coordinator

IS CLEAN AIR ITALIA
Address
Piazza Manifattura 1
38068 Rovereto
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 279 568,50