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Beijing uses the famous Smog Free Tower to decrease air pollution in the city

The Smog Free Tower is back.


The famous Smog Free Tower built by the Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde has been installed in Beijing, China, due to the fact that the city is one of the most polluted metropolis in the world.

Daan Roosegaarde, stated that the level of air pollution in Beijing is so high that can be compared with smoking of a number of 17 cigarettes each day.

The tower uses a process called positive ionization to capture harmful airborne pollutant particles from the surrounding air.

After cleaning the absorbed air, the tower releases the newly-purified air and retains the pollutant particles.

The Smog Free Tower is considered the largest vacuum cleaner in the world because it can absorb and clean a volume of 30,000 cubic meters of air per hour, which is the equivalent of a football stadium each day.

The tower creates a big ‘bubble’ of clean air around the device, which is 40 to 70% cleaner than the rest of the air in the city.

The tower looks very futuristic and is also very practical because it can be shipped in a container, and can be installed in only one week in the new location.

Of course that only one tower is not enough and cannot solve the air pollution problem in Beijing or in another major city of the world that suffers due to heavy air pollution generated by a large number of polluting vehicles on its roads, and the massive use of coal for cheap electricity and heating during the winter season.

The team of scientists led by Roosegaarde has found an interesting way of generating donations for the tower.

The fine particles of smog captured by the tower are compressed into gorgeous rings, and each ring purchased is the equivalent of donating a volume of 1,000 cubic meters of clean air to the city.

The team led by Daan Roosegaarde is now creating smog-free bicycles that would generate clean air with every pedal.

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