12 August 2007

Pollution eating cement

Pollution is a major problem in most cities and affects the health of its inhabitants. The italcementi group in Italy has come up with a product called TX Active which uses a photocatalytic process for its cement products which can reduce organic and inorganic pollutants that are present in the air.

The town of Segrete in Northern Italy has repaved a street with TX Active and has measured a 60 percent reduction in nitric oxide on that particular street.

According to the company, the photocatalyzer speeds up the natural oxidation process of pollutants in combination of natural or artificial light. The pollutants are converted into less harmful compounds like water, carbon dioxide or nitrates.

Its fantastic to see building material producers taking pro-active steps to help the environment.

via got2begreen

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