Hydrogen sulfide is a gas that is found in many places, including oil fields and coal mines. It is also found in some places where there is waste from manufacturing operations. Hydrogen sulfide can scavenge other molecules from the environment. This means that it can break down other substances and collect them in the cells of its cell organelles.

The cells of scavenger organisms use this information to build their own tissues and organs. This process is called biochemistry.

Scavenger organisms are very important in the ecosystem because they help to clean up harmful chemicals and wastes. They play an important role in the biosphere, which covers just over one third of our planet's surface.  

How will the HS Scavenger Technology be used? 

The HS Scavenger Technology will be distributed to all the air pollution monitoring sites by 2020. This means that if there is any air pollution at these sites, the HS Scavenger Technology will be able to remove it within 24 hours. In order to enable this, we need as much data as possible from all prefectures and cities across Japan. 

Therefore, from now on all prefectures and cities can collect their own samples of air pollutants and send them directly to us for analysis. We also have a global monitoring network in place using satellite instruments, so even places where there is no air pollution monitoring site can still receive our analysis results.