BIONICTILE ® by CERACASA is a porcelain tile with the capacity to destroy harmful nitrogen oxides (NOx) from the air. These NOx are present through combustion (pollution from cars and industries). It uses a special design and a patented glaze which causes NOx to react with UV sun rays and humidity, turning the NOx into very small quantities of nitrates and nitrites, which will be absorped by the soil or drainage system.
One square metre of BIONICTILE will decontaminate 94,60 mg of NOx per hour.
200 buildings clad with BIONICTILE (4800 sqm/building, equateing to 7.35 hours of sunshine per day) would remove nearly 218 tons of NOx pollutants from cars and other transport in one year. They would decontaminate a volume equivalent to 2.638 million m3 of air per year equivalent to the air more than 400,000 people are breating in over the period of a year.
These 200 buildings are equivalent to a forest with 11,3 milion trees, or 435 times the number of trees in Central Park, New York.