FAQ

1.What are the existing air quality regulations in force?

Since the decree resulting from the Grenelle II law of 17 August 2015, there is a regulatory obligation to monitor the quality of indoor air in establishments that receive the public, with a schedule that began on 1 January 2018 in establishments for young children. This will be followed by an obligation for secondary schools in 2021, and then for all establishments (museums, hospitals, leisure centres, etc.) from 2023 onwards.

2.Why should we pay attention to the quality of our indoor air?

We spend nearly 80% of our time in enclosed spaces, whether private (apartments, houses, work…) or public (schools, administrations, leisure facilities…). For a long time ignored, the issue of indoor air quality has since been invested in understanding the stakes and areas for improvement. A 2006 study made public by the Indoor Air Quality Observatory (OQAI) has, for the first time, enabled a large-scale inventory to be carried out in France, highlighting the existing pollution inside buildings. Although there are many exchanges of flows with the outside air, closed environments have many specific characteristics. The quality of indoor air is regularly worse than that of an open space. This continuous pollution can be explained by the products and objects of our daily life that emit many substances, by our activities and practices and by the trap that insulation constitutes if the room is poorly ventilated.

A more recent study dated 23 June 2014 conducted by the National Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health Safety (Anses) and the Centre Scientifique et Technique du B�timent (CSTB) highlighted the socio-economic cost of indoor air pollution. The study focused on six of the main pollutants whose health effects are known to be known: benzene, trichloroethylene, radon, carbon monoxide, particles and “environmental tobacco smoke” (passive smoking). Its results reveal that domestic pollution causes nearly 20,000 deaths a year and costs more than 19 billion euros annually. These figures are all the more noteworthy because they do not take into account important pollutants such as formaldehyde, co-exposure to certain substances or certain pathologies linked to indoor air pollutants.

On the occasion of the Assises nationales de la qualit� de l’air 2013, the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health launched the Indoor Air Quality Action Plan. This action plan comprises 26 actions and will be designed to integrate the third National Health and Environment Plan (PNSE3 – 2015-2019). The reduction of indoor air pollution requires knowledge of the sources of pollutants and the means to control it, which appear in particular in the PNSE3.

https://www.airparif.asso.fr/pollution/air-interieur-generalites

3.On which pathogens is Mercate technology effective?

Mercate’s know-how, the patent protecting our technology, and years of research and development with our prestigious partners support our expertise in the biological and chemical treatment of all pollution-carrying flows, including air and water.

Our technology eliminates 99.99% of viruses and bacteria the size of Covid-19.
The Mercate technology neutralizes a very wide range of pollutants with unparalleled and long-lasting efficiency.

4.What types of sectors can we contribute our know-how to?

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5.What are the technical specifications of the EVO2 device?

Here are the essential points that make EVO2 an incomparable air purifier:

  • 1m60 high
  • Mobile easily thanks to its castors
  • One maintenance cyle: 8000 hours which represents a full year of full operation at full speed.
  • For optimal operation up to 150 m2
  • CE certification validated by LNE
  • Including a 2-year Warranty
  • With the possibility of remote control via a Bluetooth TM connection
  • Support for remote maintenance via WiFi TM or LoRa TM network

LoRa : telecommunication protocol allowing low speed communication without the need for internet access

6.What maintenance and servicing is required?

Our EVO2 KITS include :

  • The EVO2 purification cartidge
  • An activated carbon chemical filter housing
  • All our KITs are designed to operate for 1 year (24 hours a day)
  • Changing the KIT is easy and will take only 5 minutes

7.How is the installation done? ?

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8.Should EVO2 be left on overnight?

The evO2 is equipped with intelligent and connected features that guarantee 24-hour operation, even remotely.