Frequently Asked Questions

1.

How does RainIons eliminate air pollution?

RainIons eliminates air pollution via a unique combination of negative ions and precipitation. 

 

  • Scientific studies have validated negative ions eliminate air pollution. 21

  • "Precipitation is the atmosphere's single most efficient way of removing particulate pollution.” 32  ​

  • This happens because the raindrops take the pollutants with them as they fall from the sky (including CO2). 43   

21 Shu-Ye Jiang, Ali Ma, and Srinivasan Ramachandran. Negative Ions and Their Effects on Human Health and Air Quality Improvement. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. (2018, Oct; 19(10): 2966). 

32 Richard A. Lovett. Global Warming Silver Lining? Arctic Could Get Cleaner. National Geographic News. (2011, September 25). 

43 Holli Riebeek. The Slow Carbon Cycle. NASA Earth Observatory. (2011, June 16). 

2.

What is the difference between the Atmospheric Negative Ionizer patent and the Methods & Systems for Negative-Ion Based pollution patent? 

The Atmospheric Negative Ionizer patent covers the RainIons full capture system and the Methods & Systems for Negative-Ion Based pollution covers the non-full capture system. 

 

For more information on the differences between these two systems, please refer to the Science – Systems section of the website.

3.

Does a pyroelectric/piezoelectric material, like tourmaline, ever lose its ability to generate an electric charge and create negative ions? 

As long as its structure is intact, the material will continue to generate an electric charge and create negative ions. 

4.

Why develop a solution to eliminate vehicle emission from internal combustion engine vehicles when electric vehicles are being deployed? 

The deployment of electric vehicles (or another alternative) is going to take awhile. By 2050, there will be 3 billion cars on the road, and half of them will still be powered by the internal combustion engine. 

Additionally, the RainIons solution is applicable to anything that runs on gasoline, diesel, alternative fuels, or uses an internal combustion engine  (heavy machinery, chainsaws, lawn mowers, leaf blowers, etc.).