Today, the automotive sector accounts for 6% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Within these emissions, vehicles emit fine particles, which are particularly harmful to both health and the environment. Reducing the quantity of these particles in the air is currently one of our top priorities, and in this article, we’ll explore how Tallano Technologies is taking an innovative approach to combat these harmful particles!
Fine particles, what are they exactly?
It’s always good to know what we’re talking about, isn’t it? Fine particles, also known as suspended particles or PM (from the English term “Particulate Matter”), are small solid or liquid particles present in the ambient air. They are characterized by their size, which varies depending on their aerodynamic diameter. Fine particles can be subdivided into different categories based on their size, including PM10 (particles with an aerodynamic diameter of 10 micrometers or less) and PM2.5 (particles with an aerodynamic diameter of 2.5 micrometers or less).
These particles can originate from various sources, such as vehicle emissions, our topic of the day, as well as industrial processes, fuel combustion, wildfires, tire and brake wear, construction, and other human activities. They can also be generated by natural phenomena like volcanic eruptions and sandstorms (yes, sometimes nature doesn’t make it easy for us!).
Due to their small size, fine particles can remain suspended in the air for extended periods and be transported over long distances by atmospheric currents. When inhaled by humans and animals, these particles can penetrate deep into the lungs and even enter the bloodstream, leading to health problems such as respiratory diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and other adverse health effects.
Fine particles can also harm the environment in various ways. When suspended in the air, they can contribute to the formation of smog (harmful air pollution affecting human health and vegetation). When they settle on the ground or in water, they can have detrimental effects on ecosystems, including impacts on plant growth, water quality, and aquatic life. They also contribute to the greenhouse effect due to their ability to absorb sunlight.
Reducing fine particle emissions by tackling the braking system?
That’s the promise of Tallano Technologies! Discovered by the Sopht team during Viva Technology, this CleanTech company, founded in 2012 by Christophe Rocca-Serra, is addressing fine particle emissions by specializing in braking systems. Approximately 80% of fine particle emissions from vehicles are not accounted for by current regulations, mainly because emissions from braking systems are not taken into consideration. In fact, an exhaust pipe would emit 4.5 milligrams per kilometer of fine particles, whereas the braking system emits 30 milligrams per kilometer.
How does it work?
TAMIC®, Tallano Technologies’ innovation, was designed to support the automotive industry in its transformation. This breakthrough innovation captures fine particles emitted by the braking system of any vehicle, whether heavy or light, thermal or electric. This innovative solution consists of an electronic control, suction, and filtration system that captures fine particles at the source, preventing their dispersion into the air. Universal and easy to use, it requires no maintenance, except for replacing the filter every two years or every 30,000 kilometers. Tested for many years in both laboratory and real-world conditions, in all situations a vehicle may encounter (temperature, humidity, speed, etc.), it has already convinced equipment manufacturers and systems integrators. The company proudly boasts an exceptional efficiency rate of 90%! We recommend watching the explanatory video of the product to learn more about the technology!
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