A PCT patented, self-cleaning and highly-efficient air purification system that can be easily integrated into any new or existing exterior buildings’ wall and turn them into large scale air purification systems. It’s called “GapS”, and consists of industrial panels that are a great substitute for exterior aluminum facades.
GapS system has been designed like a double facade, which produces chimney effect/natural ventilation with high interaction on the passing air. Thus, polluted air is sucked into the GapS panels and force to pass through a chemical process that traps sulfur particles with efficiency of over 90%, as well as CO2, particulate matter “PM2.5/10”, inorganic gases such as H2S, NH3, various chlorides, fluorides and VOC.
The system includes several different filtration layers based on the customer’s need and each layer is responsible for clearing out a certain type of pollutants as well as bacteria, viruses (COVID-19) and infections.
The system includes sensors that automatically release the stored rinsing water from the roof to maintain/wash the panels when is required. The polluted water will be collected and run through a sustainable water recycling system (MBR), and will be returned back into the system for continues purification.
In a typical office building, 60% of the energy consumption is due to Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems
By delivering clean air through GapS system into the HVAC systems, we can expect:
10% to 20% less energy consumption on the HVAC system (AC coil will stay clean and uncontaminated)
50% better air flow through the existing filters = Saving energy on the ventilation fan (HVAC systems have pre-filters to prevent passing large particles and dusts, which usually get blocked quickly, leading to resist against the air flow)
Air Conditioning’s (HVAC) Coil Inefficiency from BioFilm Contamination
Polluted air delivering from the environment into the HVAC systems will block the ventilation systems (Coil) quickly while it is producing mold and other contaminants that all lead to loss of significant amount of energy.
According to California Society for Healthcare Engineering, it only requires 0.15 millimetres of the fouling on the coil thin of 0.006″ inches to reduce the coil efficiency by 16%.
According to European Commission’s report on Energy consumption, a typical none-residential (Office building) uses 250 kWh/m2. On the other hand an AC system uses approximately 60% of the building’s energy consumption.
By saving 10 to 20% of the AC energy consumption, we will be able to save 15 – 30 kWh/m2 while delivering clean air that increases the employees’ productivity and improves their health.
Poor indoor air quality results 14 minutes lost for each 8 hours day. Adds up to $41 billion dollars in productivity.
Ref.: According to a study cited by EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), “Lani Sinclair” (Sick building syndromes)