Frequently Asked Questions
1. Does this method really assist with outdoor air quality and greenhouse gases?
Yes. The hydroxyl radical is relied upon in nature as the #1 air quality and greenhouse gas removal compound. Its secret is that it persists in the atmosphere until it does react, meaning any enhancement of it will have an additive effect.
2. What are the methods to distribute it through a community?
There are larger facilities with a rooftop dispersal as well as local area utility pole mounted systems. These are automated and require a minimum of servicing.
3. Is the hydroxyl radical really overwhelmed by modern pollutants?
The highest average amount of hydroxyl is 7 ppm and about 20% recycles in the area overnight. This means that total pollutant counts above 8.60 ppm are overwhelming it and are creating a tipping point where the polluted area is now contributing to a build up of greenhouse gases and pollutants that is being exported out of the local area into neighboring regions, and contributing to accelerated global warming and climate damages.
4. Isn’t the atmosphere an unlimited container?
Definitely not and only coordinated removal processes will ensure that we lower pollutant levels and protect infrastructure and lives in the mid and long term. The vast effectiveness of the hydroxyl cleaning ability, which is now overwhelmed, often lulls us into thinking the atmosphere has an infinite capacity.
5. Isn’t the average pollution count still acceptable in urban air?
Our statistics are based on Canadian monitoring that must include particulates and if possible, aerosol counts. The aggregate pollution count is used because hydroxyl attaches to, or breaks up aerosols and PM, so these constituents use it up just as much as the other pollutants. When they are included in urban air, even Canada’s standards allow too much for the natural hydroxyl level.
6. With smart cities, can’t we lower our emission levels?
It’s a long journey and plant stress and plant metabolism from increased CO2, warming and drought alone is increasing aerosol levels even in green cities. Atmospheric brown carbon and black carbon are a global issue and use up the hydroxyl reservoir and are exported to neighboring countries of developing countries that have asserted that they will peak their emissions before considering cutting down. Global emissions rose over 2% in 2018 while 18 single countries lowered emissions and viable direct removal methods like this one at ReductionTechtm are being scaled up because the global average temperature is still rising, drought, floods and fires are projected to progress by scientists.