Although this solution is crazy enough to do an exceptional job, however it looks as if it is way too simple to work. Most people are working to reduce the pollution as our air is getting dirtier with every passing day, however after this halt in contamination production, cleaning up the environment is a mission all of its own. Daan Roosegaarde, an engineer and designer, decided to find a solution when he witnessed a saddening image of Beijing all hidden in smog from the window of his hotel room. The plan was to construct an enormous air purifying tower that could be easily implemented in the most crucial areas. An air purifier of 7 by 3.5 meter height is standing in a public park in Beijing expending ionization technology in order to filter the air.
As mentioned by Smog Free Project, “The Smog Free Project is not only intended to be a final solution, but also a sensual experience of a clean future. Along with governments, NGOs and the clean-tech industry, people become part of the solution instead of the problem.”
As per CNN Money, pollution particles of size PM2.5 and PM10 are grabbed by the procedure of ionization which helps in making the surrounding air about 75% cleaner. Instead of disposing of the particles collected, Roosegaarde harvests them and develops them into artistic cubes which represent 1000 meters cubed of clean air. In order to make the purifier a reality, a Kickstarter campaign was finished by the team last year in which they collected more than US$100,000.
Studio Roosegaarde told that about 30,000 cubic meters of air can be cleaned by one purifier per hour using only 1,400 watts just like a small appliance. Gorgeous jewellery like rings, necklaces and stylish cufflinks are produced using the cubes of collected particles.
Smog Free Project stated:
“Creating a tangible souvenir, Roosegaarde designed Smog Free Rings, Smog Free Cubes and Smog Free Cufflinks of compressed smog particles. By sharing Smog Free Jewellery, you donate 1000m3 of clean air to the city.”
At present, this project signifies the largest air purifying towers of the world. The strategy is to promote this method in order to make it both environmentally sustainable and aesthetically pleasing. The final product merges industrialization into the surrounding environments without a glitch, wherever it is placed, because of the nature of the design skills of the creator nothing like several big engineering projects. These towers are making a difference in their limited zones currently, however, large-scale implementation in city parks could soon be capable of offering clean air havens to various overpopulated environments.