It’s called an “atmospheric photochemical accelerator.” Essentially, it works by speeding up atmospheric processes. Businesses simply hook them up to industrial exhaust vents to treat the air before pumping it into the atmosphere.
According to Johnson, “The basic idea is that we need to accelerate the natural processes that remove pollution, and we do that by adding some ozone. We add some artificial sunlight – some UV lamps – and we start to oxidize the pollution. And when these molecules become oxidized, they get stickier… They make a little droplet, and then we put an electrical charge onto that droplet – and then we use that charge to drag it onto a filter plate.”
The technology has already had success in the real world, too.
Johnson conducted six years of trials at the Jysk Miljoerens industrial plant in Aarhus. Nearby residents used to complain about the smell coming from the plant. Now reports indicate that the air quality has improved.
The best part is, this system can be retrofitted inside existing air cleaning units. So the process can be used in industrial areas worldwide.