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Lungs of the City

Energy-efficient positivity ionization technology for the elimination of urban air pollutants

November 2019
Gallery Lungs of the City 1
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Identification

Lungs of the City is an energy efficient purification technology for large-scale elimination of air pollution in urban areas. The technology can be invisibly integrated into the urban tissue (tunnels, parkings, public buildings, stations, street furniture). It is based on an energy-efficient positive ionization technology that captures fine particles and ultrafine particles without the use of traditional filtering techniques. Installation of Lungs of the City at air pollution hot-spots, such as parking garages, tunnels, train and bus stations, and busy traffic junctions, has been shown not just to reduce emission at these locations, but also to contribute to the overall improved air quality in the urban environment.

Label Date November 2019
Parent Company Air Liquide
From Netherlands
Maturity stage Medium and large scale commercialization
Looking For Awareness at public & private level ; Legislation following WHO guidelines ; Support

Sectors - Value chain - Application

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Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
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The environmental benefits

  • 80% in energy consumption compared to conventional air cleaning technologies
  • A PM (particulate matter) reduction of more than 50% locally
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The Financial benefits

  • Air quality improvement will lead to a fourfold saving in health costs, 5 trillion dollars worldwide
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Implementation Stories

Lungs of the City by ENS Clean Air
Implemented by City of Eindhoven, Eindhoven University in Eindhoven (Netherlands) in 2018

The City of Eindhoven in the Netherlands launched a range of air quality measures to reach 50% health gains for its residents. In collaboration with Eindhoven University of Technology, Air Liquide and ENS Clean AirIn, the Lungs of the City project, transformed the city center into a “Living Lab” for research into large-scale implementation of air purification technology in the public environment. Throughout the project, high-resolution computer models were developed with which the effects of air purification interventions can be virtually determined.

Result

Showed that health risk could be cost-effectively reduced by 0.5 to 1.5 points in %

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Company Profile

ENS Clean Air

ENS offers a sustainable solution and strategy to eliminate particulate matter from ambient air for exposure reduction

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Headquarters 5431 EB Cuijk, Netherlands
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Parent Company

Air Liquide

A world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health.

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Headquarters 75007 Paris, France
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