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

Project description

Innovative air purification system in factories

Factories remain a big source of pollutant release to Europe’s environment. This includes the release of toxic gas such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and carbon monoxide (CO), which are harmful to human health. Air pollution is not only responsible for hundreds of thousands of premature deaths in Europe, it is also hazardous to the environment, causing animal and plant loss and loss of diversity. To reverse this trend, the EU-funded C-Air project proposes an effective real-time air purification system, created by the innovative air-tech company Salamandra Zone, that manages both polluted particles and dangerous gases in extremely high concentrations. The system purifies toxic air and enhances it with oxygen, rendering it non-toxic and non-harmful.


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.

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Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Total cost
€ 71 429,00