a 'smog vacuum' will clean china’s air, turning pollution into jewelry - carbon air purifier
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As a public art piece draws smoke out of the air and turns some of it into jewelry, a part of Beijing's contaminated dinghy will become clearer in the coming months.
Created by Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde and his team at Roosegaarde's studio, the "smoke-free project" debuted Thursday at a park in the Chinese city. The two-
The smog-free tower of the story is an extra-
According to the design studio, the large air purifier acts as a vacuum, cleaning nearly 40,000 yards of air per hour, and leaving a more breathable area in the space around the tower.
The tower operates on a small amount of electricity and is powered by wind energy.
Using ion technology, it captures particles of about 75% size 2.
5 and 10 microns.
Roosegaarde simplifies the flow of CNN Money: "Basically, like when you have a plastic balloon that polish it with your hands, it turns into static, charged, and it attracts your hair
The tower attracts not hair but smoke particles that look like black dust.
Roosegaarde compresses the material into small "jewels" that decorate the rings and cufflinks ".
Each one contains particles in the air of about 1,300 cubic IC codes.
In the coming year, this smoke-free project will be promoted to several other cities in China.
Roosegaarde also plans to build more towers, according to the design boom.
Part of his goal, he said on the design blog, is to inspire others to think about smog and come up with their own solutions to air pollution.
Roosegaarde said: "It's not just a piece of art . . . . . . This is really the beginning of the smog war . ".
"Is a smoke-free Tower a solution for the whole city?
No, of course not, but I think it's a small stone in the river that makes ripples and changes.
"Last year, Roosevelt built the tower for the first time in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, but it was always going to be put into use in China.
He said in a press release that the idea was partly inspired by his trip to Beijing three years ago when smoke prevented him from seeing outside the window of the hotel room.
According to the World Health Organization, more than 80% of urban residents worldwide are exposed to poor air quality.
Air pollution poses a serious threat to health and is associated with diseases such as heart disease, lung cancer and asthma.
According to the World Health Organization's latest rankings, air pollution levels in several cities in China are the most serious in the world.
About 55 cities around the world have poor air quality than Beijing.
China says it plans to spend about $2.
According to Reuters, trillionin will be committed to environmental protection in the next four years.
Roosegarde's smog-free Tower is the latest in a series of design projects that imagine how cities in the future can be more sustainable and livable-such as "smart highways", "where, the lane line is painted striped, charged in the sun, and then glowing at night.
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