The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 7 million premature deaths are linked to air pollution.
Over 50% of the world’s population lives in cities, where there are increased levels of air pollution from car exhaust, manufacturing, energy production, and building heat generation, among others.
Cities must reduce or neutralize pollutants to reduce health care costs caused by air pollution.
Summary of “Fighting a Megacity’s Pollution with Mega Panels” by Shonquis Moreno:
As part of a two-decades-long effort to clean up Mexico City, 2,500 square meters of Prosolve 370e “smog eating” tiles were installed on the Dr. Manuel Gea Gonzalez Hospital.
The elegant lightweight tiles are coated with a photocatalytic air-scrubbing titanium dioxide (Ti02), which is activated by sunlight. This installation will neutralize the exhaust produced by up to 1,000 cars per day.
The panels are easy to install on existing buildings, allowing commercial and community buildings to use their large vertical surfaces to minimize air pollution.