Sciencemadness Discussion Board

Air scrubbing (for nano particles)

AdamAlden - 1-8-2016 at 20:29

Nano particles make their way through standard air filtration systems quite easily. There are no commercially available filters suitable to filter out nano particles efficiently without spending all of your money on them.

Air scrubbers are typically used in laboratories to filter out chemicals by passing them through solutions that react with and or trap the chemical in solution.

Nano particles are capable of passing through cell membranes and causing harm to dna.

If nano particles can pass through cell membranes then they should be able to pass through water droplet membranes.

The chemical composition of the nano particle should be taken into consideration just like in a lab air scrubber when determining what type of solution is to be used in order to scrub the air of the chemical contaminate. In the case of nano particles which are not water soluble and extremely chemically inert what type of solution would be able to effectively draw the particles into solution?

Dish soap solution?

If the air was to pass through a mist of dilute dish soap solution and then through a series of condensing pads to prevent the mist from escaping there would likely be a reduction in nano particles am I right?

Sulaiman - 2-8-2016 at 05:35

have you considered an electrostatic precipitator ?

AdamAlden - 6-8-2016 at 08:56

I have looked into ionic air purifiers but never had a chance to look into something like this. Very interesting thanks

Eddygp - 6-8-2016 at 09:05

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