Quarterly report pursuant to sections 13 or 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information (USD $)
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2012
Aug. 06, 2012
Jun. 30, 2011
Document And Entity Information      
Entity Registrant Name SAVE THE WORLD AIR INC    
Entity Central Index Key 0001103795    
Document Type 10-Q    
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2012
Amendment Flag false    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Is Entity a Well-known Seasoned Issuer? No    
Is Entity a Voluntary Filer? No    
Is Entity's Reporting Status Current? Yes    
Entity Filer Category Smaller Reporting Company    
Entity Public Float     $ 40,900,467
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   128,461,034  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2012