A fresh approach to fighting air pollution

Make no mistake. We are in the middle of an air quality crisis that is destroying the lives of millions of people every year. The statistics are harrowing. According to The World Health Organisation, air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk, responsible for seven million premature deaths worldwide every year. In the past year, airborne transmission of coronavirus has added to the crisis, forcing governments, policy makers and businesses to completely rethink the way they monitor and control air quality, especially in urban centres.

This global catastrophe goes to the heart of the AirLabs mission as one of the few companies that develops both air filtration and air quality monitoring systems. Our advanced technology not only cleans air in indoor and enclosed settings, but also provides governments, businesses and communities with actionable air quality data that can help improve the health of the communities who are most at risk.

We are in this for the long haul

Addressing the challenges of air pollution is not a quick fix. It will be the work of many years and even decades in the pursuit of sustainable systems that benefit everyone, not just those in developed countries.

Even as priorities shift, our foot will remain firmly on the accelerator. Reduced dependence on fossil fuels and net zero carbon targets play a crucial role in lessening the impact of climate change and pollution. But record temperatures, devastating wildfires and drought will continue to impact air quality, even when every vehicle is powered by green energy.

Our heritage

Founded in 2014, AirLabs air filtration and air quality monitoring systems are today used by transport operators, cities, businesses and private citizens across the world. As our business grows, we stay true to the vision of our founders including Chief Science Officer, Matthew Johnson, who continues to lead our innovation in the pursuit of cutting-edge technology that meets this global challenge.

We have always believed that diversity is the key to success and our team of experts includes PhDs and professors of recognised universities, colleges and international institutes. We collaborate extensively with research institutions that lead the way in atmospheric chemistry and airflow engineering, and continue to partner directly with businesses, organisations and authorities to build the solutions they really need.

Our Solutions
  • Cities – Our dense air quality monitoring networks and cloud-based analysis systems complement existing reference sites and deliver local authorities, businesses and communities with actionable data for clean zone policies and enforcement: learn more
  • Buildings – AirLabs advanced portable air filtration devices remove toxic gases, pollutants and particles including airborne pathogens from offices, classrooms, waiting rooms and other enclosed healthcare settings: learn more
  • Transport – Our solutions create clean air zones for drivers and passengers in most vehicles and settings including buses, trains, private vehicles, station platforms and other semi-enclosed spaces: learn more
  • Consumers – Compact and cost-effective, the AirBubbl surrounds occupants of commercial and personal vehicles with clean, healthy air while removing 95% of toxic gases, pollutants and airborne pathogens: learn more
Our Products

AirBubbl – Safeguarding drivers and passengers from pollution and Coronavirus

Safety belts and airbags protect our bodies when we drive. But what about the air that we breathe? Research shows that the air inside vehicles can be more than two-and-a-half times more polluted than outside. Known to cause heart, lung and other diseases, increased exposure to air pollution can also result in more severe coronavirus symptoms.

Easily attached to most headrests and other vehicle fixtures, AirBubbl offers protection from these health risks, including airborne coronavirus, by filtering more than 99% of airborne pathogens and pollutants and flooding the vehicle with more than 38,000 litres of clean air every hour. Bus, coach and train drivers are surrounded by a personal clean air zone and in smaller vehicles such as cars and vans, both drivers and passengers are protected making it ideal for families and private hire businesses as well as corporate fleets and public transport organisations.

Built for long-term protection against air pollution and future pandemics, each device houses advanced dual action filter technology that removes airborne viruses and pollutants including PM2.5, PM10 nitrogen dioxide (NO2), ozone (O3) and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).

AirHavn Pro – When your employees return to the office, can you protect them from Coronavirus?

AirHavn Pro removes pollution and airborne pathogens, including Coronavirus, while flooding rooms and enclosed spaces with clean air from ceiling to floor.
Portable and quiet, each unit can be set up to create a healthy working environment in a matter of minutes.

  • Removes more than 95% of airborne pollutants and pathogens, including airborne Coronavirus
  • Dual filter technology – electrostatic precipitator (ESP) particle filter and nano-carbon filter treat both particles and gas pollutants
  • World-leading Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) delivers healthy air to every corner of the room and do not become clogged over time like traditional fibre filters

AirScape – Connecting air quality information to collective action

AirScape provides visibility of urban air pollution like you have never seen before; street by street, minute by minute. Traditional systems rely on computer modelling to fill in the gaps between sensors that are often placed miles apart. AirScape is built on real time data from state-of-the-art sensors installed just meters apart. A hyper-local solution for a hyper-local problem.

This new standard in air quality monitoring aims to be a blueprint for cities around the world, providing unparalleled data and insights that improve the health and wellbeing of the public, stimulate collective action, and inform individual lifestyle choices.

The first AirScape network goes live in the London Borough of Camden in Autumn 2021.

Launched in partnership with Camden Council and the Camden Clean Air Initiative, AirScape Camden will gather data from more than 250 advanced quality sensors, to show air pollution street by street, minute by minute, at a level of detail never before achieved.

The science behind the scene

Winning the battle for air quality: Indoors and out

AirLabs researchers are helping to bring cutting-edge, sustainable clean air technology to millions of people worldwide.

All AirLabs systems and solutions have their roots in the atmospheric chemistry and airflow engineering knowledge of our experts. Between them, these research scientists share decades of experience studying at leading universities, academic institutions and clean tech companies.

Since the foundation of AirLabs in 2014, these researchers have made important breakthroughs in air filtration and monitoring technology that enables cities, businesses, retailers and schools to protect people from the harmful effects of airborne pollutants and pathogens.

Driving innovations

  • Air filtration technology – AirLabs employs the most advance technologies for air filtration including electrostatic precipitators, which provide high particle removal performance with lower powered fans. The gas filters in our devices were developed in-house and protect against gas pollutants which present the greatest threat to health in urban settings.
  • Sensor innovation – Using innovative mechanical engineering and design, our low cost sensors can be deployed in dense urban networks to collect high-resolution air quality data at a local level. This can be used to feed learning algorithms that analyse and predict air quality in real time while supporting the development of effective long-term clean air strategies.
  • Climate change – Air quality and climate change are inextricably linked. The impact of climate change on other air pollutants, such as particulate matter, is less fixed, but research is underway to address these uncertainties. As the science evolves, AirLabs is committed to supporting policy makers responsible for air quality and the impact of a changing climate.
  • Social and environment – We build sustainability into all our products. This includes advanced filter technology that reduces the energy required to power our devices. Using electro-static plates instead of high density fabric filters, and nanocarbon filters that can be regenerated, we reduce waste. In-built smart sensors ensure that a device is only switched on when required.
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Selected Experts & Contacts

Matthew Johnson
Chief Science Officer
Stuart Walker
Head Of Product
Kathryn Giblin
Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer
Chris Wallace
Head of Sales

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