12 May '11, 6pm

Alcoa Unveils Smog Eating Aluminum Panel

Alcoa Unveils Smog Eating Aluminum Panel

We’ve seen roof tiles that eat smog , but Alcoa Architectural Products is introducing an architectural panel that the company claims can clean itself and the air around it. Reynobond with EcoClean is what it’s called, and it’s a combination of Reynobond, which is a pre-painted, aluminum, coil-coated panel, and EcoClean , a proprietary coating with titanium oxide. It removes pollutants and cleans itself through the reaction of sunlight, water vapor, and oxygen. Specifically, titanium oxide mixes with sunlight to breakdown organic matter on and near the panels. When it rains, instead of beading up and streaking, the EcoClean surface is hydrophilic and washes away broken down pollutants. Georgia-based Air Quality Sciences, Inc. tested the EcoClean panels and confirmed that smog, or NOx, is neutralized at the molecular level. Alcoa says the panels also break down sulphur oxide...

Full article: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2011/05/smog-eating-alcoa-reyn...

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