Smog Free Tower City air purifier project in Beijing
Daan Roosegaarde, a 36-year-old, Dutch designer, and entrepreneur created the largest air purifier in history, which could be used to clear the air in some of the most polluted cities around the world.
In addition to removing pollutants from the air that could otherwise find their way into human lungs and blood, the city air purifier also turns smog into jewelry.
The smog made it impossible for him to admire the city from his hotel room on the thirty-second floor of a building.
He designed the Smog Free Tower pictured in the image above, a seven-meter high tower that uses just 1,400 watts of electricity per hour, 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.
The smog is compressed into diamond-like jewelry, which is a byproduct of the process.
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 air purifier project has already been tested in Rotterdam, Holland, and should reach more cities around the world if the upcoming Beijing trial run is successful.