FN’s Environmental Impact for VOC’s, NOx’s and CO’s

TiO2 is in the active ingredient in FN products activating Photocatalytic Technology when in contact with UV light. “PCO (PhotoCatalytic Oxidization) technology” is considered to be a potential high efficient environmental purification technology.” burning off any smog, smoke, molds, toxins, bacteria or viruses that contact its surface from the air.” (EPA website)

Removal of 50kg pollutants per m2 is the maximal capacity of TiO2/ FN® to destroy these compounds.


One house 100m2 X 0.1 kg/year + reduction of  10 kg/year
One church: 250m2 X 0.1 kg/year = reduction of 25 kg/year
One school: 67,000m2 X 0.1 kg/year = reduction of 6,700 kg/year
One hospital: 160,000m2 X 0.1kg/year = reduction of 16,000 kg/year
One tunnel: 62,000m2 X 0.5kg/year = reduction of 31,000 kg/year
One subway: 42,000m2 X 0.1kg/year = reduction of 4,200 kg/year
One industrial plant: 40,000m2 X 0.2kg/year = reduction of 8,000/year
RA Global’s 192 stores @ 50m2 X 0.1kg/year = reduction of 960kg/year of pollution

This would still be a great help to the environment!!! Prevention of microorganisms and PM and soot removal of walls are additional benefits.

In extreme conditions, this can be higher by the factor 5x-10x.
This chart shows the different indoor pollutants that FN removes.

The capacity of 1m2 of FN surface is to clean air from up to 50 kilograms of polluting compounds yearly. We chose VOC’s, NOx’s and CO’s, being the known worst offenders. This is 100-1000x more than the actual contamination of our environment. People spend 20 hours/day indoors = long-term exposure to VOC’s (sick building syndrome, asthma, allergies) The environmental Impact numbers aboverollout includes removal of molds and mildew, bacteria and viruses, powerful odors and blackness/graffiti on walls. These additional offenders are common among environmental disasters such as droughts, floods, bacterial or viral outbreaks, fire restoration, etc. Indirectly, our tables show a financial savings from our government, hospitals, businesses and families where improved health will collectively decrease monumental costs resulting from negative impact pollution has on human health, as well. The cost of indoor and outdoor pollution is hundreds of millions of dollars each year. FN customers will be reducing these costs by improving air quality, as well preventing future health problems for decades to come. 

Factors influencing indoor air quality

Potentially emitted pollutants

FN Annual removal

Building operation and activity


Tobacco smoke

Fine particles, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) benzene

100m2 X 0.1 kg/year + reduction of  10 kg/year/ m2

Human breath

Ethanol, methanol

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Chlorinated water supplies used in washing activities


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Petrol or car exhaust vapor entering building from attached garages

Benzene, carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

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Fuel-based heating and cooking appliances especially if unflued

Butane, carbon monoxide, limonene, n-hexane, propane, fine particles, acrolein, NOX, formaldehyde

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Construction products (wet)


Adhesives and sealants

Acetone, ethanol, formaldehyde, methanol, VOCs

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Timber stains, paints, coatings

Ethanol, methanol, methyl chloroform, xylene, toluene, VOCs, lead

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Polyurethane lacquer / floor varnish, including those used on concrete

Acetone, benzene, xylene, toluene, isobutyraldehyde

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Construction products (dry)


Plastic and rubber, flooring and carpet underlay


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Dust mites, 4-vinylcyclohexane

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Mould inhibitors

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Friable products

Asbestos, fiberglass

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Insulation products


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Building contents



Dust mites, VOCs, formaldehyde

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Office equipment

Ozone, VOCs, respiratory suspended particles

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Formaldehyde, nonanal

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Dry cleaned clothing

Methyl chloroform, tetrachloroethylene

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Printed material

Formaldehyde, nonanal, toluene

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Household products


Waxes and polishes


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Cleaners, disinfectants and detergents

Benzene, butane, ethanol, toluene, formaldehyde, limonene, methanol

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Ethanol, methanol, nonanal

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Room deodorizers


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Outdoor sources


Infiltration from outdoor environment

Sulphur dioxide, ozone, fine particles, PAHs, benzene, carbon monoxide, NOX

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One ceiling is capable to remove tens of kilograms of all kinds of different pollution from the air each year and treated walls and roofs stay much cleaner for much longer.