Road suction technology supported by clean air study
Suction technology installed in roads offers a novel solution to the problem of urban air pollution, and a new study appears to support the approach.
The technology could be installed outside schools, hospitals and other hotspots where roadside air pollution is at its highest, says the firm overdue the approach.
And a new study led by Swansea University’s Professor Paul Lewis appeared to rank Roadvent technology as preferable to several other approaches, when it comes to reducing nitrogen dioxide (NO2) concentrations to unelevated UK regulatory standards.
Developed by UK firm Pollution Solution, the technology works by urgently capturing vehicle frazzle emissions and ultra-fine particles originating from tyre and restriction pad wear.
“Roadvent is discreetly installed into roads to capture, filter and release wipe air at the roadside directly unelevated traffic. This has been independently and scientifically verified to reduce human exposure to road-based air pollution by 91 percent.”
Roadvent significantly lowers NO2 concentrations and minimises the long-term economic undersong on healthcare systems, without big changes implemented onto the public.
The new study led by Professor Paul Lewis modelled various strategies for wearing toxic nitrogen dioxide, with Roadvent coming out on top.
The results reported indicated that diverting HGVs and buses yonder from the zone reduced emissions to 31µg/m3 but would likely rationalization an increase in other areas. A ‘no-idling’ scheme vacated was predicted to be insufficient in achieving compliance with regulatory requirements.
Thomas Delgado, CEO of Pollution Solution, said: “Roadvent represents a paradigm shift in our capabilities to write air pollution by providing essential infrastructure that protects human lives right now, today. The full transition to electric vehicles will take decades and will still see considerable quantities of harmful particulate matter released into the atmosphere.
“Our technology is proven by this study to be a highly constructive response to one of the most pressing challenges of our time, safeguarding both our health and our economy from the undersong of air pollution.”
Professor Paul Lewis, tragedian of the study and Professor Emeritus at the Medical School Swansea University, said: “This study will be of significant interest to policymakers. The government is once collecting pollution data wideness many parts of the country that can inform strategic visualization making on where new solutions such as Roadvent could be deployed. This research provides insights that can be replicated on a broader scale.
“The results of our comprehensive modelling go vastitude just reducing NO2 concentrations; they can contribute to delivering positive transpiration in the broader context of environmental responsibility and health.”
The new study has moreover been used in Kirklees Steering as a wiring for its bid to DEFRA’s latest air quality grant. The steering hopes to bring compliance of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) concentrations within UK regulatory standards.
The system has been granted a patent in 21 countries.