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Filter-less air pollution abatement system able to clean a wide range of pollutants at ground level for a healthier workplace and more sustainable environment.

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 672051

  • Start date

    1 May 2015

  • End date

    31 October 2015

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.

H2020-EU.2.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 71 429

  • EU contribution

    € 50 000

Coordinated by:

INNOVATION IN SCIENCES & TECHNOLOGIES SRL

Italy

Objective

APA is a filter-less air pollution abatement system working with a wide array of emission produced during industrial
processes. Through its efficient method of cleaning and purifying air, APA directly lowers emissions after industrial
processes thereby reducing adverse health issues for employees and the overall pollutants produced contributing to climate
change.
APA cleans air with a radius of 25m and is a scalable system that can be customised for its application, either working alone
or in a network. Pollutants that APA removes from the air include: particulate matter; heavy metals; hydrocarbons; pollen;
spores; NOx; Sox; CO₂. The system utilises Is Tech’s patented state-of-the-art water-based, chemical-free, centrifugal force
process instead of disposable filters, producing a water-based waste. In comparison to other systems, APA is innovative as
its filter-less technology greatly reduces manufacturing and maintenance costs. Along with this, APA is unique in that it can
be positioned in working environments rather than 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 TRL of 7 and has been tested in various operational environments demonstrating proof of
concept and significant air pollution reductions (until 99.99% on PM 10). The Phase 1 project aims at establishing a robust
industrialisation and operational plan, at identifying all stakeholders in the value chain and securing appropriate suppliers,
sale channels and strategic partnerships, at contacting potential early adopters that can ensure a quick market test and at
strengthening the business model with an in-depth market analysis, sound marketing strategy and reliable financial
projections.
APA project is proposed by 2 Italian SMEs, Is TECH and Witech, who have strictly cooperated on the design, prototype
development and test since the beginning.
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Coordinator

INNOVATION IN SCIENCES & TECHNOLOGIES SRL

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Viale Gorizia 52
00198 Roma

Italy

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 50 000

Participants (2)

WITECH SPA

Italy

VETRORESINA SPA

Italy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 672051

  • Start date

    1 May 2015

  • End date

    31 October 2015

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.

H2020-EU.2.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 71 429

  • EU contribution

    € 50 000

Coordinated by:

INNOVATION IN SCIENCES & TECHNOLOGIES SRL

Italy