The lockdown and related measures implemented by many countries to stop the spread of COVID-19 have led to a sudden decrease in economic activities, including a drop in road transport in many cities.
The European Environment Agency confirms an unexpected outcome of the coronavirus pandemic is a large decrease in NO2 pollutant levels, mainly due to reduced traffic and other activities, especially in major cities under lockdown measures. NASA satellite measurements have revealed significant reductions in air pollution over the major metropolitan areas of the Northeast United States and other regions of the world.
Soon the social distancing measures will ease and pollution levels are predicted to increase again. Photocatalysis technology can aide here, as it is a recognized contributor in fighting air pollution. CristalACTiV™ photocatalysts, when correctly formulated into construction materials and deployed at scale, have a meaningful and measurable effect on NOx level reduction in a highly cost efficient manner. Some European cities are already choosing this technology and encouraging it among their public tenders.
Pollution causes serious health issues. Let us help keep the air we breathe clean.
For more information on the CristalACTiV™ product range for photocatalysis, please visit https://www.cristalactiv.com/industries/photocatalysis/.
Cristal, now as part of Tronox, is continuously developing new CristalACTiV™ materials to meet existing and future environmental regulations and respond to the needs of innovative applications.