A ROAD BASED POLLUTION EXTRACTION SYSTEM
Pollution Solution™ patented technology captures pollution at the source of production - in the roadway, next to vehicle exhausts.
A series of partially submerged pods are installed in the centre of the roadway at "hotspot areas" of high pollution, slow moving and or stationary traffic. These pods are connected under the surface to pipework which extracts the polluted air into a roadside cleaning unit. The air that leaves the roadside unit is cleaned to a rate of 99%, removing particulate matter ( PM1 - PM10 ) along with a range of harmful gases including Nitrogen Oxide (NOx), Carbon Monoxide (CO), Hydrocarbons (HC) and Ozone (O3).
The road based pods can also be used for "lane delineation" also known as "white lines".
The maintenance required by the roadside air cleaning unit varies depending on the density of pollution and volume of traffic but timescales vary between 3 and 12 month intervals.
Pollution Solution™ technology benefits public health, the surrounding atmosphere and wildlife whilst also reducing larger scale stratospheric Ozone pollution.
The system is economical to install and offers a quick installation period due to the relative simplicity of its layout and design. Shallow channels are cut into the roadway to allow the laying of the pipework which can be situated just 500mm under the road surface. These channels can then be swiftly recovered with asphalt in as little as 1 hour once air flow testing is complete.
A SHORT PROMOTIONAL VIDEO OVERVIEW OF THE POLLUTION SOLUTION™
PROTOTYPING AND TESTING
A full scale prototype has been built and tested by Pollution Solution™.
FULL SCALE PIPEWORK INSTALLATION
A full scale system was commissioned on private land. The aim of the build was to confirm the "real world" workings of the prototype system and to ensure optimum performance was achieved.
SYSTEM COMPLETE AND TESTING BEGINS
The system was then subjected to over 100 real world tests using state of the art measurement equipment over a 3 month period. The tests included testing the pollutant capture rate whilst vehicles were placed upon the grey platforms.
IMPROVEMENT AND OPTIMISATION
A series of confidential improvements have been made to the system as a result of the real world testing being completed. The system now outperforms the initially expected capture rates and is ready to be subjected to final approval testing prior to installation in the public domain.
CAPTURE RATE IMAGERY
Below are two short videos which show one inlet (road pod) operating at around 15% of optimum performance. The pod has been cited with no surrounding road surface for testing puposes. The pod is also exposed to fair - heavy cross winds of between 10m/s and 20m/s.
Nevertheless the videos clearly show the effectiveness of pollutant capture and how the inlet effects the attitude of the travelling air. The vehicle used for testing was a diesel Range Rover L322 fitted with a 3.0 TD6 engine.