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pdf_iconPhotochemical Removal of Pollutants from Air or Automobile Exhaust by Minimal Catalyst Water

Sugihara S1 and Hatanaka K2

1Department of Materials Science and Technology, Shonan Institute of Technology, Fujisawa, Japan
2
MCM Institute of Technology, Osaka, Japan

Correspondence: sugihara@mate.shonan-it.ac.jp

Key Words: electromagnetic wave, exhaust gas reduction, automobiles, air pollution control, minimal catalyst

Received: 19 June 2009; revised 28 July; accepted 7 August; published 1 December 2009; available online 1 December 2009.

doi: 10.14294/WATER.2009.7

Summary


Minimal catalyst (MICA) water, produced by high-pressure treatment, activates liquids, solids, and gases (including nitrogen in air). By using MICA-treated devices, we have achieved a remarkable reduction in CO2 levels (27%) and the elimination of NOx (40%) from automobile exhaust, possibly as a result of better combustion of gasoline. A typical MICA-treated device consists of an activated copper-plated plastic appliance. Our simple low-cost purification systems operate on the inlet gases, and can be fitted at the front of the engine bay of an automobile. MICA water energy at near-infrared to terahertz wavelengths, the mechanism underlying the reduction in automobile exhaust gases and the deodorization effect, is discussed.

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