Chemical pollutions (VOCs: Volatile Organic Compounds)
When specialists state that “Indoor pollution is 8 times worse than outdoor”, they talk about VOC pollution. They are molecules coming from the drying of… everything: cleaning products, glues, solvents, furniture, paintings, scent, candles, … There are hunderds of different molecules, with their expected effects, their scent, but also their bad impacts, either when absorbed alone or when absorbed with complementary molecules. To get rid of them, you need to push them through molecular sieves, which will not release pollutants in case of peak of heat or humidity. In 2007, Air Serenity noticed that no technology was satisfactory to capture pollutants, so the team started to develop a plasma-based prototype, in the heart of Plasma Lab of Ecole Polytechnique, with a new approach: VOCs are trapped in sieves and flashed by a local “aurora borealis” which irrigates the sieves and dissolve pollutants (pretty much like wetting a sponge). This approach boosts the efficiency and makes it 50 times higher! Air Serenity know-how relies both in the selection of the hyper-efficient sieves blend, and the generation of an ozone-free plasma.