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Metallic Mesh for Indoor Air Quality

KEY INFORMATION

TECHNOLOGY CATEGORY:
Materials - Nano Materials
Chemicals - Coatings & Paints
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TECHNOLOGY READINESS LEVEL (TRL):
LOCATION:
Singapore
ID NUMBER:
TO174187

TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW

The indoor air pollution has been mainly affected by the presence of particulate matters, microbes such as bacteria and fungi, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which are released from household items, human activities and office machineries. Legislations and environmental policies have been periodically re-evaluated and implemented by policy makers in Singapore to address and improve the air quality. Thus, there is an immediate requirement for new technologies to provide easier solutions with greater cost-effectiveness to address the indoor air pollution.

TECHNOLOGY FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS

Our methodology involves employing the commercially available stainless steel (SS) meshes which are cheaper, easily available, flexible, robust and can withstand higher pressure and temperature.

These SS meshes which are densely coated with metal-oxide nanostructures possess higher surface area and provide higher interfacial area for effective diffusion and interaction of VOCs with the ceramic nanostructures. Moreover, denser ceramic nanostructures function better in trapping particulates and disinfecting the bacterial and fungal contents from the pollutant streams.

POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS

This technology is applicable in the following industries in indoors such as:

  • Restaurants, hotels and kitchens
  • Indoor offices
  • Indoor auditoriums
  • High temperature environments

Benefits

  • Cheaper, easily available with different architectures and dimensions
  • Flexible, robust, corrosion resistant and fire retardant
  • Low pressure drop, resistant to microbial growth
  • Easy to perform surface treatments and cleaning
  • Easy installation and no additional accessories required
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