- Oct. 14, 2021
-- A highly efficient system for cleaning ambient air is about to begin operating in the center of Prague, where it will remove noxious nitrogen oxides (NOx). The technology can reduce the level of nitrogen oxides by more than 95%, making it ideally suited to permanent deployment at locations where vehicle bans could be imposed. Developed by Austrian company Krajete GmbH, the centerpiece of the technology is a low-maintenance filter based on aluminum silicate materials. Installation of the equipment has been commissioned by a well-known car manufacturer. The company is looking to find out more about the technology as a potential means of reducing exhaust gas emissions from internal combustion engines. Alternatively, the nitrogen oxides bound by the filter could be used as a cost-effective basis for fertilizers.
Over 98% of vehicles in Germany and Austria still run on fossil fuels – even though the number of registered fully-electric cars is growing all the time. The nitrogen oxides (NOx) emitted by the former continues to pose a massive environmental problem. In addition to statutory thresholds, vehicle bans are increasingly being imposed at particular locations in order to cut NOx pollution. But such measures do not go far enough. However, a novel solution is now available – an innovative technology that simply filters NOx out of the air. The system, which was developed by Krajete GmbH, has now been deployed by a major carmaker in Prague city center.http://www.krajete.com