Temporary ‘Breath’ Panels Used to Improve Air Quality

At Morley House, Regent Street, we have installed temporary ‘Breath Panels’ to our scaffold.

The Breath is a multi-layered fabric with an activated charcoal core designed to improve local air quality by absorbing common urban pollutants such as nitrogen oxides (NOx).

The primary source of NOx in urban areas is the combustion of fossil fuels in road vehicles or heating appliances. NOx undergoes a chemical conversion in the atmosphere to form NO2. Exposure to elevated concentrations of NO2 worsens cardiovascular and respiratory health issues.

By absorbing NOx, the Breath will help in reducing local concentrations of NO2 and improve air quality.

Kier have commissioned ambient air quality monitoring for NO2 in the vicinity of the Breath panels and the testing of Breath material samples. Kier hopes this will further quantify the benefits of the material and its contribution to improving air quality.

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