Q&A find answers to the most asked questions

How does the system operate?

The system produces positive charged particles to the environment, which attaches to fine particulate matter in the environment. The then charged fine particulate matter is attracted by potential difference towards the grounded surface of the system. This process is increased by a noise free “electric wind”. This harmless, statically charged air stream, processes the fine particulate matter floating around in the environment and transports them to the systems of StaticAir. The positive charged particles continue to disperse through the air when the systems are switched on, enabling them to work on larger areas.

Is the system dangerous?

No, the system is safe for humans and animals. There is a Kema report available regarding the safety of our system.

What degree of fine particulate matter is being eliminated by the systems?

StaticAir’s systems are able to reduce fine particulate matter from different sources. PM stands for Particulate Matter and StaticAir’s systems reduce these microscopic particles as small as PM0.1 to 2PM20. TNO demonstrated while testing, that StaticAir’s systems effectively capture fine particulate matter from metal processing halls, exhaust gases, wood factories and poultry farms etc.

What is fine particulate matter made of?

The composition of particulate matter is very variable and differs in size, origin and chemical composition. Common fine particulate matter includes metals, black carbon (soot), salts, nitrate, tire wear, micro plastics, fungi, bacteria, viruses, pollen etc. Fine particulate matter emerges from source and has the capability of having an impact on public health and the environment miles away, even if source extraction is present. Particulate matter is so microscopic in size that it’s invisible to the naked eye and penetrates through cracks and junctures of buildings. Fine particulate matter also consists of chemical reactions between nitrogen gases with oxygen or hydrogen.

What are the dangers of fine particulate matter for public health?

Fine particulate matter poses a risk to the respiratory system,  causes heart disease, affects our bloodstream, generates negative impact on our genes, damages DNA, impacts our cognitive functions, neurological functions, behavioral disorders, metabolic problems and cancer. All of this is associated with polluted air. Fine particulate matter has an impact on the entire body and thus our ecosystems. Vulnerable groups such as pregnant women, babies, children and the elderly are exposed to high concentrations of fine particulate matter in their living environment, without being aware of the invisible danger.

What’s the reduction capacity of the systems?

The reduction achieved by the particulate matter reduction systems depends on their location, position, volume, number and environmental conditions. StaticAir recommends optimal location positions in a variety of environments, where at least 50% of fine particulate matter is captured from the air in indoor situations.

Can StaticAir’s sytems be used in outdoor environments?

StaticAir systems are ideal for outdoor use. Their position and volume in number play an important role in this.

How sustainable are the systems?

StaticAir systems are the most energy efficient of their kind and consume only 18Watt. In addition, the systems operate noise free and therefore do not contribute to noise pollution. When installing the Pamares systems on (light) poles, the electrical network of the lighting is used. The material of the systems is sustainably recyclable and particulate matter as waste offers opportunities for processing in crockery, for example. Circular processing has our interest. No chemicals or environmentally harmful measures are required to clean the systems.

What are the areas of application?

The systems are suitable for application in practically all layers of society. Initially, infrastructure is a logical area of application, followed by rail construction, (heavy) industry, airports, parking garages, petrol stations, hospitals, the agricultural sector and poultry farms, but also sport facilities like climbing gyms have discovered StaticAir's systems. Schoolyards, corporate buildings, parks, shopping centers, terraces, wellness centers, theme parks, hotel complexes, large-scale festivals, concerts and events. Anything is possible when you ask for our advise.

Are the systems IoT ready?

The LoRa smart plug-in is connected to IoT, Internet Of Things and is integrated in the systems of StaticAir. Our systems are therefore future proof for Smart City applications.

How do the systems contribute to public health in a clean living and working environment?

StaticAir’s systems extract fine particulate matter from the living and working environment. In the industry, source extraction is often used, but this does not appear to be sufficient and the environment thus fills with fine particulate matter, which deserves attention. In this way, people and the environment are offered extra protection and safety against harmful invisible particles that float in the air all around us. The systems of StaticAir contribute to a better health and well-being, a better metabolism, an improved brain capacity, less absenteeism and psychological health. StaticAir's systems have an impact on the degree of air pollution that is completely invisible to the naked eye, but which is certainly an attack on the functioning of people in their environment.

Why are StaticAir’s systems revolutionary and innovative?

First of all, StaticAir’s solutions are simple and easy to apply. Our customers notice how easy it is to fit in the systems without having to make complicated adjustments. Plug & Play is the right term for implementation. The systems are the only one of their kind operating noise free and therefore don’t contribute to noise pollution. The systems are very energy efficient and consume only 18 watts. StaticAir’s systems are the most economical solution of their kind. With the Pamares, StaticAir has the only system in the world with a solution for structural improvement of the outdoor air, by direct application to existing (light) poles. As the light illuminates the streets, the Pamares purifies the immediate environment where people are exposed to air pollution every single day. Repetition of the application is therefore crucial for optimal results and the protection of public health.

What is the link between fine particulate matter reduction and noise reduction?

StaticAir’s systems are the only ones of their kind, operating in complete silence. According to World Health Organization Europe, the effects of noise pollution are almost as bad as those of air pollution. "Noise pollution" is not only an environmental problem, but a serious threat to public health, "said Zsuzsanna Jakab of WHO Europe. StaticAir hereby guarantees that their systems do not contribute to any more noise pollution and guarantee a silent operation in combination with the effective operation of air purification

What is the place of fine particulate matter reduction compared to the nitrogen problem?

Air pollution consists of CO2, nitrogen and fine particulate matter, but what many people don’t know is that when nitrogen gases develop in the air, chemical reactions with oxygen and hydrogen occur in the air, which forms fine particulate matter as well. The implementation of StaticAir’s products is therefore of crucial importance.

Can StaticAir’s systems be used to catch viruses?

Viruses are traveling particles that spread through attaching to larger fine particulate matter, namely in the condensation cores of these larger particles. Virus drops tend to attach themselves to the condensation nuclei of these larger particles  (including PM10 and PM2.5). This has been investigated. With this knowledge, we can therefore conclude that StaticAir's systems could contribute to the reduction of viruses in the living and working environment.

Is StaticAir’s innovation scientifically tested?

Yes, our systems are officially tested by TNO.

How do StaticAir’s systems differ from regular filter systems?

Regular systems often use replaceable filters. However, the sizes of fine particulate matter as eliminated by StaticAir’s systems, are many times smaller. These very small particles cannot be captured with any form of regular filter system. We are talking about fine particulate matter that penetrates between cracks and holes into the interior environment of homes and offices, schools, hospitals, etc. StaticAir’s systems capture PM10 to PM2.5 and even smaller than that, such as PM0.1, which pose the greatest risks to public health.