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VT to begin testing on MOVA Tech prototype



This week, a prototype device developed by Pulaski based MOVA Technologies was delivered to Virginia Tech’s Corporate Research Center (CRC) for proof of concept testing.

This prototype will be used to test whether pollutants can be successfully filtered from the air using screens beds that contain sorbent materials. Each screen bed is deigned to collect a particular noxious airborne element.

The prototype contains four separate beds. The elements that will theoretically be captured by these beds include Fly Ash, Nitrous Oxide, Sulphuric Dioxide and Carbon Dioxide.

“The theory that will be tested is whether these panels with their solid sorbents can collect/absorb these individual pollutants and potentially make them available for sale,” said MOVA Technology President Steve Critchfield. “The idea is to make the pollutants into chemical assets that can be resold in the marketplace.”

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