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Press Release 10-130

Decontaminating Dangerous Drywall

Nanomaterial in novel home-air treatment counters hazards from toxic drywall

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Artist's interpretation of FAST-ACT absorbing and destroying toxins.

Artist's interpretation of FAST-ACT absorbing and destroying toxins.

Credit: Trent Schindler, NSF


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This video shows how the FAST-ACT powders work, how they are made and how they are used in situations ranging from chemical spills to gas releases in enclosed chambers.

Credit: Cliff Braverman and Trent Schindler, NSF; NanoScale Materials, Inc.; Kansas State University

 

Photo of copper coupons showing progressive affects from filtering corrosive gasses from the air.

These copper coupons show the progressive effects from filtering the gases present in homes with corrosive drywall. The first copper coupon is a control that has not been exposed to a corrosive drywall environment. The second coupon was exposed to the corrosive drywall home air for 24 hours prior to the installation of NanoScale's cartridge. The third and fourth coupons show the dramatic improvements seen after just a few days of treatment by the NanoScale cartridge, which removes corrosive compounds from the air.

Credit: NanoScale Corporation


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Photo showing corrosion and damage to copper components in an air handling system.

Corrosion and damage to copper components is evident on this air-handling system in a home affected by corrosive drywall.

Credit: NanoScale Corporation


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