Our pollution problems may have come to an end! A very creative designer made the world's largest purifier as a prototype and now it will be used in the most polluted cities from this September! A trial is set to start in Beijing, China.
Dutch 36-year-old entrepreneur Daan Roosegaarde first thought of this solution when visiting the Chinese capital two years ago.The smog made it impossible for him to admire the city from his hotel room on the thirty-second floor of a building.
Consequently, he designed the Smog Free Tower, a seven-meter high tower that uses just 1,400 watts of electricity per hour, just as much as a tea kettle, to clear some 30,000 cubic meters of air. The tower uses ion technology to capture small pollution particles including PM2.5 and PM10, and to release clean air. The surrounding area is 75% cleaner after the Smog Free Tower processes the air.
“Basically, it’s like when you have a plastic balloon, and you polish it with your hand, it becomes static, electrically charged, and it attracts your hair,” the artist says.
The smog is compressed into diamond-like jewelry, which emerges as a byproduct. Compressed smog particles are sealed in a resin cube after being put under pressure for 30 minutes, and the resulting objects can be used in jewelry such as rings and cufflinks, which are already being sold.
The purifier has already been tested in Rotterdam, Holland, and if the pilot test in China turns out to be a success more cities around the world will have much cleaner air with this amazing device.
source - bgr.com