Valocarb© technology Air protection by industrial fume treatment
VALOCARB© technology, far from working with CO2 alone, can also treat other pollutants such as SO2, NO2 and many other harmful molecules, thus constituting a molecular filter to combat industrial pollution in its entirety.
Gaseous releases from industry, SO2, NO2, H2S, COS, NOx, COV, POP, NH3, HF, etc. have an impact on air quality, even at low concentrations.
As for CO2, it has no impact on air quality, but it has a very significant negative impact on climate change.
Air pollution constitute a major health risk, with high morbidity due to stroke, huart disease, lung cancer and respiratory, chronic or acute conditions, including asthma.
The World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines on air quality provide thresholds above which air pollution is harmful to health.
This market for improving air quality, strongly linked to the regulation that is hardening in Europe and the world, is growing steadily, with a diversification of the gases to be treated and a lowering of the thresholds set by the WHO.
This market will be worth around €20 billion worldwide, in 2020.
SO2 and Nox capture:
Solutions currently on the market, often based on water washing technologies or in basic medium by passing on a filter or a basic dry bed (lime, limestone or sodium bicarbonate), are efficient but polluting for groundwater and their cost is significant, as the recovery of these discharges is low or non-existent.
Valocarb’s microalgal culture technology allows them to combine their capture with that of CO2. In fact, CO2, SO2 and Nox are dissolved, thus immediately bio-assimilable, and directly recycled by microalgae in culture in photo-bio-reactors, with a great valorization.