Cleaning urban skies with the Smog Free Tower

smog free tower

Artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde and his team of experts have created the world’s largest smog vacuum cleaner. The Smog Free Tower uses patented ion technology to produce smog free air in public space, allowing people to breathe and experience clean air for free.

The Tower sucks up polluted air, cleans it on a nano level. It cleans the deadly PM2,5 and PM10 particles. Tests prove that parks with this Tower are 55-70 percent cleaner than the rest of the city.

The Smog Free Tower, equipped with environment friendly and patented positive ionization technology, cleans 30.000m3 per hour, runs on green wind energy and uses no more electricity than a waterboiler (1170 watts). Creating a tangible souvenir, Roosegaarde designed Smog Free Rings of compressed smog particles.

By sharing a Smog Free Ring you donate 1000m3 of clean air to the city.  The Smog Free Project is a local solution to give parks clean air, with results compiled by the Eindhoven University of Technology which validate the technical workings of Smog Free Tower. Secondly, it is an inspirational experience of a clean future. Along with governments, students and the clean-tech industry, people can work together to make a whole city smog free.

The Tower is amongst other now in operation in Bejing, China.

See below a video of how the Tower works (Chinese subtitles)

Clean air design: Roosegaarde about Smog Free Tower (Chinese subtitles) from Studio Roosegaarde on Vimeo.

 

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