This site provides information about the fine dust innovation developed by TU Delft and BAM for the removal of fine dust from the air. Fine dust is produced by many different sources, but traffic-generated fine dust in particular is considered to be harmful to human health.
This system reduces the PM10 concentration by the actual removal from the air of particles and smaller particles (nano-particles) that contribute to PM2.5 and PM0.1. A lower fine dust concentration reduces cardiopulmonary health complaints.
Finedustreduction.com has been developed to capture fine dust generated by traffic and thus contribute to the reduction of traffic’s harmful effects on humans and the environment.
Overview of the results of the test and performance of finedustreduction.com
- Full-scale test in the Thomassentunnel performed on a configuration of finedustreduction.com
- Finedustreduction.com can be applied safely
- Test performed with Innovatieprogramma Luchtkwaliteit (Air Quality Innovation Programme, IPL) , established by the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management and the Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment)
- Effects of fine dust reduction determined independently by TNO, the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research
- The PM10 value of traffic was reduced by 15% (significant)
- Effect achieved at an installed power of 500 watts, very energy-efficient and provides a sustainable solution
- Effect can be considerably increased by using a different configuration