Indoor air can be up to 10 times more polluted than the air outside of your home.
50% of all illnesses are
caused or aggravated by polluted indoor air.
Colds & Flues
90% of colds and flues are
caught indoors and only 10% outdoors.
3000 cases of cancer are caused by exposure to indoor air pollutants every year.
Air Pollution Deaths Every Year
*In order of most polluted countries in the World
“India has 14 out of the 15 most polluted cities in the world in terms of PM 2.5 concentrations the worst being Kanpur with a PM 2.5 concentration of 173 micrograms per cubic metre, followed by Faridabad, Varanasi and Gaya. Ambient air pollution alone caused some 4.2 million deaths in 2016, while household air pollution from cooking with polluting fuels and technologies caused an estimated 3.8 million deaths in the same period, air pollution is mainly responsible for non-communicable diseases (NCDs), causing an estimated one-quarter (24%) of all adult deaths from heart disease, 25% from stroke, 43% from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and 29% from lung cancer.”
“Americans, on average, spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors, where the concentrations of some pollutants are often 2 to 5 times higher than typical outdoor concentrations. People who are often most susceptible to the adverse effects of pollution tend to spend even more time indoors. Indoor concentrations of some pollutants have increased in recent decades due to such factors as energy-efficient building construction and increased use of synthetic building materials, furnishings, personal care products, pesticides, and household cleaners. Combustion sources in indoor settings, including tobacco, wood and coal heating and cooking appliances, and fireplaces, can release harmful combustion byproducts such as carbon monoxide and particulate matter directly into the indoor environment. Cleaning supplies, paints, insecticides, and other commonly used products introduce many different chemicals, including volatile organic compounds, directly into the indoor air. Finally, when people enter buildings, they can inadvertently bring in soils and dusts on their shoes and clothing from the outdoors, along with pollutants that adhere to those particles.”
“Fires and Smoke in Northwestern India: smoke can harm human health, aggravating heart and lung disease. Humans evolved in the presence of fire and healthy young adults can generally withstand vegetation smoke. But older adults, children, and people with chronic health conditions are at risk. The smoke may include thousands of compounds, including carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide,nitrogen oxides, and particulate matter. These components have the potential to affect human health, but exactly how different types of smoke affect people is not yet fully understood.”
“The air you breathe in your home or office may be hazardous to your health more dangerous, in fact, than the outdoor air in the most polluted of cities. This is especially so during the cold months, when windows and doors are kept tightly shut and homes, schools and office buildings are made as airtight as possible to conserve energy.Many people don’t realize that their ”perpetual cold” or other nagging symptoms may be caused by the very air they breathe in their own homes, at school or on the job. Some have been plagued for years and have visited doctor after doctor in a vain attempt to uncover the cause of their problem. Indoor air pollution has been linked to a wide variety of adverse health effects, including headaches, respiratory problems, frequent colds and sore throats, chronic cough, skin rashes, eye irritation, lethargy, dizziness and memory lapses. Long-term effects may include an increased risk of cancer. Though children, the elderly and those with chronic ailments like asthma, allergies and heart and lung diseases seem especially vulnerable, symptoms may also occur in otherwise normal, healthy persons.”
“India tops world in bad air quality: Kanpur, Delhi among 15 worst cities, Mumbai 4th most polluted megacity. Other Indian cities that registered very high levels of PM2.5 pollutants are Delhi,
Patna, Agra, Muzaffarpur, Srinagar, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Patiala and Jodhpur, followed by Ali Subah Al-Salem in Kuwait and a few cities in China and Mongolia. India’s financial capital Mumbai is the world’s fourth most polluted megacity. The study considered PM2.5 (particulate matter of diameter less than 2.5 micrometres) and PM10. PM2.5 is more dangerous than PM10. The period considered for the study was 2010 to 2016. More than 90% of air pollution-related deaths occur in low- and middle-income
countries, mainly in Asia and Africa, followed by low- and middle-income countries inthe eastern Mediterranean region, Europe and the Americas. Major sources of air pollution from particulate matter include the inefficient use of energy by households, industry, the agriculture and transport sectors, and coal-fired power plants.”
“Indoor air pollution is the degradation of indoor air quality by harmful chemicals and other materials; it can be up to 10 times worse than outdoor air pollution. This is because contained areas enable potential pollutants to build up more than open spaces. Statistics suggest that in developing countries, health impacts of indoor air pollution far outweigh those of outdoor air pollution. The ill-effects of indoor air pollution result in about 2 million premature deaths per year, wherein 44% are due to pneumonia, 54% from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and 2% from lung cancer.”
“One of the major reasons for low weight among newborns in rural India was the continuous exposure of pregnant women to indoor air pollution, according to doctors. Doctors have said indoor air pollution caused by the ‘chulhas‘ burning wood, coal and animal dung as fuel was the major factor behind the occurrence of a slew of diseases including respiratory diseases among women. They said that apart from low birth weight, the continuous exposure of pregnant women to air pollution can also lead to brain deformity, asthma and improper growth among newborns. For a woman, the time between conception and birth is perhaps one of the most vital life stages. “If a pregnant woman is exposed to too much of air pollution, carbon monoxide in the air causes interference in the passage of oxygen, which leads to oxygen insufficiency and hence results in low birth weight or even death,” said Bandita Sinha, an obstetrics and gynaecology specialist at Apollo Hospital and Fortis”
“Indoor air pollution causes 4.3 million preventable deaths linked to pneumonia, stroke, lung cancer, heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease every year. Household pollution in India (especially rural areas) is caused by the use of polluting fuel sources such as wood, charcoal and animal dung. Consequently, nearly 800 million people mostly women are exposed to disproportionately high levels of pollutants created through domestic practices.”
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Yes, We love to guide you. Activated Carbon is considered as crude form of graphite. But unlike graphite structure it has random imperfect structure with macro and micro pores. The graphite structure gives the Activated Carbon it’s very large surface area. 3 gram of Activated Carbon can have a surface area of a football field. Activated Carbon has the strongest physical adsorption forces. The surface area of Activated Carbon varies from 500 m2/g to 2000 m2/g.
The term CHARCOAL is used widely, and the question often asked “What is the difference between Activated Carbon and activated charcoal?” There is only one material, and the terms are used interchangeably. Normally, those who are in the carbon business will use the term carbon. Those outside the industry, or just learning, will use the term charcoal. ASTM – The American Society of Testing Materials – utilizes the term carbon.
Air purification is one of the use of Activated Carbon. The rest all are we can discuss later. Coming to indoor air purification, Activated Carbon has been in use for air purification and odor removal processes for centuries. Due to the high surface area of Activated Carbon the unwanted molecules in the air are adsorbed and trapped in the pores of carbon.
No. We meant ADSORPTION only. ABSORPTION can be understood if we think of sugar being dissolved in water and mixing evenly throughout, or cream being mixed into coffee. Industrial absorption would be a gas being ABSORBED (taken into and mixing evenly) by a “scrubbing” liquid.
In contrast, ADSORPTION is the physical attraction and adherence of gas or liquid molecules to the surface of a solid. The attractive force is very small, van der Waal’s forces, and exists between any two bodies, such as between the earth and the moon. Gas molecules are ADSORBED by activated carbon.
Please don’t underestimate the power of Activated Carbon 🙂
We can explain, The effectiveness of Activated Carbon is depends on its internal surface area. Effectiveness is increased with increase of internal surface area. The usual surface area of Activated Carbon varies from 500 m2/g to 1750 m2/g or even more.
Using the number 1000 square meters per gram, which equals 1197 square yards, and multiplying 1197 by 454 (454 grams/lb.), results in 543,438 square yards of available surface area per pound of carbon. Comparing this to a football field, which is 50 by 100 yards, or 5000 square yards, this would be the surface area of more than 100 football fields.
We hope the answer is clear.
Activated carbon ADSORBS a wide variety of gases and vapors – chemical pollutants.
Whether there is one gas molecule and one carbon particle, or many of each, the adsorption process is the same. The physical process begins with a gas molecule coming into contact with the surface of an activated carbon particle and coming to rest in a large surface pore. Then, due to unbalanced forces on and within the carbon particle, the gas molecule will begin to move “down” into the carbon particle – into the smaller pores, where it will finally stop and be held in place. At some point between the surface and the “stopping point”, this gas molecule will condense and become a liquid particle.
For those who would like a more technical version: The adsorbate diffuses thru the surface film to the macropore structure. Then, due to van der Walls’ forces, the gas molecule migrates into the micropore structure, condensing during this movement, and finally stopping when either the forces become balanced or it becomes physically blocked.
This molecule, which was an objectionable gas, will remain a liquid inside the carbon until it receives enough energy, in the form of heat, to excite it.
If this condition arises, the molecule will begin moving toward the surface. If enough energy (heat) is absorbed, it will be vaporized, returned to a gas and be released back into the air stream, i.e. the process will be reversed.
Yes, It is clinically tested and proved. Activated Carbon use in Medical field around the World for various treatment of Kidney health, Skin care etc other than Air purification and Water filtration.
Activated carbon is truly a unique material. There are no other materials, natural or man-made, that will do all that it will do. So it is also known as universal adsorbent.
You can google it and see for a various clinical test, studies done based on Activated Carbon.
- Has a capacity for virtually any vapor contaminant; it will adsorb “some of almost any vapor”.
- Has a large capacity for organic molecules, especially solvents.
- Will adsorb and retain a wide variety of chemicals at the same time.
- Has an extremely large capacity to catalytically destroy ozone, a major component of smog.
- Works well under a wide range of temperature and humidity conditions.
- Adsorbs odors and chemicals preferentially to moisture. It is not a desiccant and will release moisture to adsorb chemicals.
- Can be used as a carrier of one material to attract and hold or react with another material.
- Is inert and safe to handle and use.
- Is available and affordable.