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The results are clear: SmogStop works

GRAMM Barrier Systems - Exclusive UK Partner for SmogStop

  • SmogStop’s aerodynamic design can reduce traffic emissions in downwind neighbourhoods by 58 per cent compared to a conventional noise barrier.

  • Our proprietary photocatalyst proved twice as effective as titanium dioxide at breaking down pollutants.

  • The combination of our aerodynamic design and photocatalytic coating can reduce NO and NO2 levels up to 37 per cent.

  • Over the course of a year, a single kilometre of SmogStop can remove 16 tonnes of NOX — the equivalent of taking 200,000 cars off that stretch of road.

TESTING

Over the course of its development, the SmogStop Barrier has undergone a variety of testing at universities across Ontario, Canada. The proof keeps stacking up: this groundbreaking technology measurably reduces traffic-related air pollution.

Proof1

Computational fluid dynamics modelling

UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH & UNIVERSITY OF ONTARIO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

To identify the most effective type of barrier for dispersing traffic pollution, we tested different aerodynamic concepts using computerized modelling.

Proof2

Boundary wind tunnel testing

WESTERN UNIVERSITY & UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH

Wind tunnel trials confirmed our chosen design enhances the vertical mixing and dispersion of pollutants.

Proof3

Laboratory testing

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO & UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH

Lab tests revealed that our proprietary photocatalytic coating is twice as effective at breaking down pollutants than titanium dioxide, the industry standard.

Not only that, the performance of titanium dioxide declines over time because this photocatalyst breaks down pollutants into solid materials that gradually build up on the surface. No such effect is observed with SmogStop, since our coating converts pollutants into harmless gases that dissipate into the atmosphere.

Proof4

Full-scale climatic wind tunnel testing

UNIVERSITY OF ONTARIO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY & UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH

Wind-tunnel testing of the full-scale SmogStop Barrier measured how the combination of aerodynamic design and photocatalytic action reduces the levels of NOX

Patented Technologies

INNOVATIVE AERODYNAMIC DESIGN

POWERFUL PHOTOCATALYTIC TECHNOLOGY

LIGHT-TRANSMITTING, SOUND-REDUCING MATERIALS BY GRAMM

BOTTOM-LINE BENEFITS: Reducing air pollution saves lives - and money

A single kilometre of roadside SmogStop barrier can create up to £6 million ($10.4m) in benefits each year

ABOUT GRAMM BARRIER SYSTEMS

GRAMM is the UK leading specialist in the design, supply & installation of environmental acoustic barriers with over 20 years of experience.

GRAMM are founder members of ENBA (Environmental Noise Barrier Association), AFI (Association of Fencing Industries) and EFIA (European Fencing Industry Association).

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