Non-CO2 emissions constitute a significant fraction of the global greenhouse gas emissions, and air pollution represents a serious healthcare problem in cities. There are strong evidences that NOx and fine particulate matter impact the quality of life in urban areas (400.000 deaths/year in the EU). The economic impact of air pollution in cities is significant (200.000 MM€/year in the EU).
We provide a cheap, easy to implement and negative carbon emissions technology to fight against air pollution in optimal city locations. Our Air pollution trap is a complementary and transition technology to enhance pollution levels in cities through the physicochemical properties of a superconductor and electrostatic precipitation. The main features of our devices are minimum consumption of energy (passive filtration), modular design (inspired in nature) and be an attractive element in the urban space.
Each Air pollution trap incorporates a set of sensors for monitoring of environmental and urban parameters.
A machine learning algorithm is being developed to detect high impact pollution hot spots in cities based on pollution measurements, traffic data, city configuration, uses and activities of the urban landscape, and environmental information.