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SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES

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zinnia's CORE FEATURES

On January 31, 2024, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a device determination for Steel Jupiter's Zinnia technology-coated air filters. The EPA confirmed that the Zinnia-coated filter operates through aerosol trapping mechanisms under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). With the regulatory path established, Steel Jupiter can now proceed with its go-to-market plan.

Science Lab

TESTED

Our coating underwent testing on diverse materials and under various lab conditions to evaluate virus-trapping efficiency and mechanical performance, conducted by independent testing organizations, including ASHRAE accredited testing facilities, top-ranking research universities, and DOE National Laboratories.

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EFFECTIVE

Initial lab data indicates that our proprietary coating preferentially traps up to 99.9%* of airborne viruses when applied to standard air filters (like MERV 8-13), without affecting the filter's airflow or other mechanical properties.

* Efficacy testing performed using aerosolized bacteriophage Phi X, a surrogate for common enveloped viruses such as Sars-Cov-2, influenza (flu), respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and others, demonstrated up to 99.9% removal of viruses in a top-ranking university research laboratory.

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energy efficient and easy to use

Zinnia is user-friendly. The materials used for air filters come pre-coated, eliminating the need for additional work for filter manufacturers or end-users. It is energy-efficient and cost-effective, without requiring extra energy, maintenance, or capital investment from end-users.

OUR MISSION

Enhance indoor air quality and contribute to environmental well-being through the creation and promotion of sustainable technologies.

OUR FOCUS

In a world confronting escalating virus-related threats, elevated pollution in water sources, and enduring challenges to water supplies due to climate change, our commitment is to lead in addressing these issues and allocate resources to offer solutions for humanity's challenges.

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CLEAN AIR

Enhance air filtration and develop personal protective solutions for a world dealing with growing virus threats.

  • 3,536% increase in viral disease outbreaks from 2001 to 2020.

  • Ongoing prevelance of airborne viruses like COVID-19, Influenza, and RSV.

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CLEAN WATER

Replace water pretreatment methods, enhancing the efficiency of water treatment facilities and desalination processes. 

  • The worldwide urban populations experiencing water scarcity are projected to double by the year 2050.

  • A rising quantity of water contaminants.

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SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

Improve agricultural water management solutions, aiming to reduce water usage in crop cultivation.

  • 70% of freshwater withdraws are used for agricultural purposes. 

  • 60% is wasted through inefficient processes.

OUR SOLUTIONS

Steel Jupiter, having been issued a device determination for its Zinnia technology-coated air filters by the U.S. EPA, produces an air filter coated with our innovative Zinnia technology that increases the virus trapping efficiency of standard air filters to 99.9% without impacting airflow. Additionally, our team is developing technologies to replace water pretreatment methods, enhancing the efficiency of water treatment facilities and desalination processes. We are also developing agricultural water management solutions to reduce water usage in crop cultivation.

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ENHANCED Air FILTRATION

Steel Jupiter’s core technology Zinnia, in lab testing, enhances the virus trapping efficiency of standard air filters (like MERV 8-13) to 99.9%*, without impacting airflow. This advancement offers significant potential benefits beyond virus trapping, like reducing carbon emissions, and lowering operational and maintenance expenses for air systems. Contact us for details about Zinnia's capabilities and stats.

* Efficacy testing performed using aerosolized bacteriophage Phi X, a surrogate for common enveloped viruses such as Sars-Cov-2, influenza (flu), respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and others, demonstrated up to 99.9% removal of viruses in a top-ranking university research laboratory.

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Water Pretreatment

Steel Jupiter is developing technology to replace pretreatment in water treatment and desalination processes. This aims to boost freshwater supply and reduce costs. The technology also emphasizes improving the removal of pathogens, PFAS, oil, microplastics, and other contaminants from water, with a targeted deployment within 6 years. Contact us to learn more about our capabilities.

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WATER CONSERVATION

In the Middle East, we are working on a project aimed at cultivating food in desert conditions. This technology has the potential to increase the quantity of crops grown in arid environments and enhance the overall efficiency of freshwater usage in agriculture to conserve water resources. Our goal is to deploy this technology within 5 years.  Contact us to learn more about our water conservation capabilities.

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Get to Know Us

Founded in 2021, Steel Jupiter, Inc. originated from a collaboration between business leaders and researchers from top ranking US and UK universities, such as the University of Arizona, Stanford University, Swansea University, and others to seek solutions for addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, future pandemics, and other urgent global environmental and sustainability issues.

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Air Filtration Media coated with zinnia

Airborne viruses spread through small water droplets expelled by an infected person during coughing, sneezing, breathing, or exhalation. Individuals inhale these virus-laden water droplets, resulting in infection. The Zinnia coating, when applied to an air filter, effectively collapses these aspirated water droplets — the main method of airborne virus transmission — onto the coated fibers. Once the droplets are collapsed onto the fibers, the coating traps and immobilizes airborne viruses, reducing 99.9% of airborne viruses attempting to pass through the filter.

* Efficacy testing performed using aerosolized bacteriophage Phi X, a surrogate for common enveloped viruses such as Sars-Cov-2, influenza (flu), respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and others, demonstrated up to 99.9% removal of viruses in a top-ranking university research laboratory.

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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

PROTECTIVE FACE MASKS

  • Initial data indicates a 99.9% effectiveness in trapping airborne viruses.

  • Our coating enhances mask breathability and comfort.

  • Masks coated with our product can be easily cleaned and reused, increasing cost-effectiveness and reducing environmental impact.

  • Our coating offers an affordable and easily accessible substitute for costly melt-blown media and other existing technologies in high-efficiency PPE.

Note: Our mask technology is presently undergoing research and development and does not have market availability or regulatory approval at this time.

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Ben Franklin Techventures,

116 Research Dr #161,

Bethlehem, PA 18015

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484.626.5507

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