Aspira were lucky enough to receive an Innovate UK Grant for R&D. As a result of this grant we were in a position to have successfully developed the AC3 which can now be used for trial flight sprays.
As a further part of the Innovate UK grant that Aspira received we have been consulting with organisations nationally who have a clear focus on the Green Agenda. Consequently, we ended up being put in contact with Bruntwood who in turn allowed us to do a trial run on certain Bruntwood sites across Manchester. Bruntwood own over 100 tall buildings in cities including but not exclusive to Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham. As a company they are heavily focused on their Green Agenda and doing everything they can to achieve this.
During the Bruntwood spray trial the coating we used was our pollution busting one. This coating uses a Nano Titanium oxide to photo-catalyse NOx in the atmosphere converting pollutants into less harmful materials. By spraying 5,000m2 of surface that coating will nullify the NOx and SOx emissions of approximately 450 Euro 6 diesel cars per annum. Although this was just a trial it is still the first stepping stone in helping to combat pollution levels in the city. Bruntwood have taken their first steps in fulfilling their duty of care for creating a better environment for their clients. The more trials Aspira are able to participate
in the quicker it will be to help reach our final target of turning urban landscapes into air purifiers.
Aspira was at the Bruntwood site for less than an hour, this included setting up, flying and packing away. This is considerably less time that it would have taken using more traditional methods such as scaffolding.