The World Health Organisation reports that in 2012 around 7 million people died - one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk. Reducing air pollution could save millions of lives and improve life quality both indoors and outdoors. CamSES is developing photocatalytic materials that can be used as stand-alone, passive air purifying surfaces, or as a stage removing organic pollutants inside more complex air cleaning systems. The combination of high reactivity towards Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and anti-bacterial activity makes CamSES' products very versatile in both indoor and outdoor applications.
Our photocatalytic meshes are able to effectively degrade common VOCs. Using advanced mass spectrometry we are able to accurately assess the oxidation ability of air purifiers to the ppb level, determining the performance of our catalyst and comparing it with commercial products.