Chemical pollutions (VOCs: Volatile Organic Compounds)
Specialists state that “Indoor pollution is 8 times more polluted than outdoor”: they refer to VOC pollution.
VOC molecules come from the drying of… everything: cleaning products, glues, solvents, furniture, paintings, scent, candles, cigarette smoke,… Pets, and even cats and dogs, also emit hormones which are air pollutants and trigger allergies.
Hundreds of different molecules fly in air, with their expected effects (such as their smell), but also their negative impacts, either when absorbed alone or when absorbed with complementary molecules. Some have no effect, other trigger cancers, allergies, asthma…
To purify air at home, you need to push air flow through molecular sieves, which will capture a wide range of VOCs, and hold them tightly enough so as not to release them in case of peak of heat or humidity.
Air Serenity has developed such air purification sieves: in 2007, as no technology was satisfactory to capture pollutants, Air Serenity 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 (pretty much like wetting a sponge) and dissolve pollutants into water and CO2 molecules.
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.