India need “Smog Free Tower-It’s urgent”
The term “smog” was first used in London during the early 1900’s to describe the combination of smoke and fog.
Smog affects many major cities around the world and can cause health problems for those breathing it in. To highlight this issue, Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde is building what he calls the world’s largest air purifier.
The Smog Free Tower is basically a giant air ionizer. The 7 x 3.5 m (23 x 11.5 ft) structure draws in dirty air and purifies it before expelling it back into the environment. This process is said to create a localized bubble that is up to 75 percent cleaner than the rest of the city in which it is located.
Roosegaarde says the tower can clean 30,000 cu m (1,060,000 cu ft) of air per hour, and runs on a relatively low amount of power. It requires 1,700 W to operate, and the electricity used to do so is sourced from wind energy.
Air pollution is visible in many cities, from Beijing to São Paulo. According to Roosegaarde, people in the Netherlands live nine months shorter due to the amount of smog present in the country’s air.
““In short, what makes our technology so unique is its effectiveness against all fine dust, its low-energy consumption, the low maintenance required by our system, its ability to clean large quantities of air at once, and its ability to do so at very high speed.””
That we need super-sized air purifiers to live in super-polluted cities is certainly a pretty grim prospect. But at least someone is thinking hard about not only how to clean the air, but how to get people excited about funding that process.
The desire is to make smog free tower park in world’s different cities.