Celebrate Earth Day Reduce Air Pollution With Apellix™ Drones and NASA Dual-Use Technology

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - April 21, 2023 - PRLog -- Apellix™, a leader in aerial robotic systems for the built environment, announces its participation in Earth Day 2023 with a groundbreaking project to reduce air pollution and smog using drones and a NASA dual-use compound.

The Apellix Breathe project envisions using tethered drones to spray a light-activated, air-purifying coating on surfaces such as buildings, highway overpasses, and noise barriers. The coating, developed by PURETi, a NASA Dual Use Technology Partner, can transform harmful nitrous oxide gases (NOx), the main component of smog, into simple harmless substances to clean the air just as plants do.

According to the World Health Organization, outdoor air pollution is one of the most significant health and environmental problems, responsible for 3.4 million deaths yearly. In the US, transportation contributes over 55% of NOx emissions². Apellix Breathe proposes applying the PURETi coating to US Highway noise barriers, representing over 3,300 linear miles of sprayable flat vertical surface surrounding emission-producing environments. Every 100 square feet coated with PURETi corresponds to 100 feet of forest, thus neutralizing smog and saving lives.

Apellix has developed patented spray painting robotic aerial systems (drones) capable of applying over 12,000 ft2 of coating per hour, with commercial airless spray systems 20x faster than a person⁶. The drones, controlled by software, not manually flown, can autonomously paint/coat, clean/surface prep, and measure paint thickness on elevated surfaces. Apellix has won several awards for its innovative technology, including the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) Innovation of the Year award and the 2022 CoatingsPro Contractor Award.

Learn more at https://www.apellix.com/apellix-breathe

Bob Dahlstrom
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