FUNgrass® introduces a new line of artificial grass products enriched with Pureti not only increasing their performance but also improving air quality.
PURETi is a product that improves air quality by breaking down nitrogen oxides (NO X sulfur oxides (SO X and volatile organic components ( NO X and VOC are harmful substances mainly from traffic industry and agriculture Nitrogen compounds also threaten the biodiversity of nature reserves.
In addition, NO X and VOC form an important part of particulate matter, which, according to research by the WHO (World Health Organization), is responsible for 7 million deaths worldwide every year.
PURETi is a photocatalytic nanotechnology that once activated by UV or sunlight starts a chemical process that uses oxygen (O 2 and humidty (H 2 0 in the ambient air to generate Hydroxylradicals (OH and Superoxide anions (O 2 These are powerful cleaning agents that convert air polluting molecules such as NO X SO X and VOCs into harmless components.
Washing hands with soap and water, as well as alcohol gels have proven to be extremely effective against bacteria and viruses. They act on the weakest part of the bacterium or the virus, namely the lipid cell membrane. This causes it to disintegrate and become harmless.
Pureti works in a similar way, the oxidative breakdown of lipids (known as lipid peroxidation) is very destructive as it takes place as a self-continuing chain reaction. In other words, the microbes and viruses decompose. So if injuries occur, no bacteria or viruses are passed on.
Due to photocatalytic oxidation, FUNgrass® enriched with Pureti reduces the maintenance required on a lawn by preventing mold, moss and algae. This is especially the case in places where it often rains or where the pitch requires water to play on.
This results in a big reduction of the costs on maintenance and it makes the use of biocides and pesticides a thing of the past.
FUNgrass® enriched with Pureti prevents statically charged artificial grass.
By oxidizing organic components and odors at a molecular level.
By oxidizing VOC’s e.g. methane, toluene, benzene, xylene, formaldehyde, etc.
1m2 of FUNgrass® enriched with Pureti has the air purifying efficiency of 1 fully grown tree.
It actively and continuously reduces indirect greenhouse gases (NOx and SOx), VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds such as methane, toluene, n-heptane, etc.) and particulates (PM 2.5 and PM 10) that cause smog.
The active component in Pureti is TiO2, a naturally occurring mineral that generates a photocatalytic process, which results in the breakdown of organic molecules.
This means that moss, mould and algae don’t get the change to grow on your FUNgrass enriched with Pureti, so biocides and pesticides are redundant.
Pureti is an invisible nano-coating with which we can enrich our FUNgrass®
It actively and continuously reduces indirect greenhouse gases (NOx and SOx), VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds such as methane, toluene, etc.), particulates (PM 2.5 and PM 10) that cause smog and other organic matter including bacteria and viruses.
The active ingredient is the naturally occurring mineral titanium dioxide (TiO2) which is bound to water molecules to prevent any possibility of free particles. This works together with UV-A light or direct sunlight, humidity and air flow in a photocatalytic process. The TiO2 only acts as a catalyst and does not take part in the process itself, so it is neither a biocide nor a pesticide.
The large contact surface of artificial grass ensures excellent results.
Pureti is the only photocatalytic product tested with success in the consortium of ISCAPE https://www.iscapeproject.eu/about/consortium, the ambitious European Horizon 2020 project that aims to reduce the ecological footprint of European cities and improve air quality. By integrating Pureti into the production process of artificial grass, FUNgrass® is able to reduce NOX by 70%.
Traffic, industry and agriculture are generating air pollutants such as nitrogen oxides (NOX) and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).These pollutants are threatening our overall health and the biodiversity of nature.
When Pureti comes in contact with sunlight, it starts a photocatalytic process that uses oxygen O2 and humidity H2O in the ambient air to generate two powerfull cleaning agents:
Superoxide-anions (O2–) oxidizes NOX into harmless mineral nitrates that are consumed and recycled by plants.
Hydroxylradicals (OH–) turn VOCs into water steam (H2O) and a small residual amount of CO2.
The air-purifying efficiency of 1 m2 Pureti Domo® Sports Grass pitch, is comparable with the air purifying effect of 1 mature tree.
Research shows that a Pureti artificial turf football pitch neutralizes 199 kg NOX per year. This corresponds to the NOX emission of 342 Euro 6 cars that run 20 km a day for a year.
It is also demonstrated that the larger the surface area exposed to sunlight, the greater the air-purifying effect.
Pureti reduces the NOx by 70%.
Pureti has a long-lasting reduced microbial working. Its photocatalytic process deactivates pathogens such as:
This means in case of injuries, there be a lower risk of contamination with pathogens coming from the sports pitch which creates a safe environment for athletes and kids. The technology provides a powerful weapon in the battle against transmitting infectious diseases.
Thanks to its photocatalytic activity, Pureti is an innovative way to keep sports pitches free of mould, moss and algae, which leads to a big reduction in maintenance costs.
Pureti supresses the formation of a biofilm which residues need to grow. If there is no biofilm, moulds, bacteria or algae don’t stand a chance.
On the pictures displayed, organic matter was placed on 2 samples of artificial grass, one of which enriched with Pureti. As you can see, Pureti prevents the growth of moss, mould and algae.