CleanSmoke means smoking with less fine dust

Particulate matter is considered the air pollutant with the greatest impact on our health. Small and even the tiniest particles enter the body through breathing. There they can cause a wide variety of harmful reactions, such as respiratory diseases. In Europe, 96 percent of people are exposed to particulate matter levels that exceed the guideline values of the World Health Organization (WHO). And worldwide, according to the WHO, as many as 99 percent of people breathe air that contains too many pollutants. This leads to seven million premature deaths. In addition, soot particles, a part of fine dust, are harmful to our climate.

In conventional smoking, too many pollutants such as smoke, ash and fine dust particles are emitted as part of the combustion processes. And this despite legally prescribed air pollution control technologies. But there is another way: Smokehouses that work with CleanSmoke technology easily comply with all air pollutant limits according to the German air pollution control regulation TA Luft. Analyses conducted as part of the European Eco-innovation Action Plan (EcoAP) showed the following. CleanSmoke can reduce particulate matter by 87 percent and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by 64 percent, for example.

CleanSmoke is smoke freshly generated from primary smoke condensate using compressed air. These primary smoke products are cleaned of unwanted substances such as ash, soot, tar and PAHs (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons) in a multi-stage filtration process. When smoking with CleanSmoke, there is no open fire or embers. This is why no pollutants such as fine dust, nitrogen oxides or carbon monoxide are produced. “CleanSmoke allows smoking businesses to actively promote better air quality,” says Uwe Vogel, chairman of the CleanSmoke Coalition (CSC). “For businesses near residential areas, this is critical to survival. They are otherwise at risk of shutdown or would have to retrofit their operations at great technical expense.”

CleanSmoke is explicitly endorsed

Such a scenario can now quickly become reality since the European Union (EU) adopted its Green Deal for greater environmental protection. In addition, the EU has been requiring the manufacturing industry to use only environmentally friendly processing technologies for years. It therefore expressly endorses the use of primary smoke products, as these are considered to be less harmful to health than the traditional smoking process due to their fractionation and purification of undesirable substances (EU Regulation 2065/2003). This is one of the reasons why the EU has recognized the CleanSmoke process as “Best Available Technique”.

CleanSmoke also ensures significantly less air pollution by reducing the volume of traffic. Those who smoke with smoke condensates neither need wood deliveries nor do they have to transport ash away. Condensate deliveries take place comparatively less frequently. In addition, food smoked with CleanSmoke contributes to fewer health risks because no pollutants from the smoke can pass into the products.

Seven million premature deaths due to particulate matter