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An innovative, reliable, lifesaving industrial air purification system that contains, cleans, and purifies air contaminated by toxic gases.


Over time, cities have grown rapidly and are now located close to factories. This has put the lives of families and individuals at risk as factories pollute and release toxic gases that may spread into the environment. The lives of workers employed at these factories is also at risk. As of 2017, air pollution has been directly linked to over 500,000 premature deaths in Europe3. Toxic gases such as Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Carbon Monoxide (CO), are some examples of pollutants that factories release. Moreover, the leakage of these gases lead to environmental problems such as loss of animal and plant life, loss of biodiversity, acidification, etc.4 Air scrubbers, or scrubbers, are the most common devices used by factory owners to combat the leakage of harmful gases. They are devices that are used to remove pollutants from smoke or gas. Currently, scrubbers are ineffective for several reasons: 1) they have a limited range of treatable gases; 2) they offer poor purification; 3) they are enpensive; and, 4) they required a large infrastructure.
Salamandra zone has created the C-Air, an efficient real-time air purification system that handles both polluted particles and hazardous gases in extremely high concentrations. The system purifies toxic air and enriches it with oxygen making it non-toxic and breathable, thus saving the lives of workers at factories and of citizens living near them in case an emergency occurs.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/theoretical physics/particles

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1


90 Balfour, C.o. Kazali Institute Hebrew Universit
9210200 Jerusalem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000