Who: StatiqAir and Ziut
Catching particulate matter
Particulate matter: You don’t see it, you don’t smell it and you don’t taste it, but it has always been – to a greater or lesser extent – in the air we breathe. Fine dust is a form of air pollution that, when inhaled by humans or animals, is harmful to health. It is comprised of suspended particles of different sizes, origin and chemical composition.
The fine dust catcher Pamares works with static energy. Around the particulate trap a static field is created, by setting very mild electrical voltage on a wire. This creates a static field that attracts fine dust particles. In light poles in Arnhem this static field works up to 1000 m³ around the mast. This system is effective because it just attracts the smallest particulate matter, these particles are most harmful to our health.
The Palmares works best with nice weather: on windless days, the system can filter up to 30% of the particulate matter form the air. What makes this technique so special is that it uses almost no power, unlike the air filtration systems. Furthermore the fine dust catcher extracts the particulate matter really from the air instead of moving it.
StatiqAir, patent holder and manufacturer of this innovation, developed the Pamares fine dust catcher. Ziut is the supplier of this system and will provide installation and maintenance.