Smog-fighting music academy proposal uses an air purifier system as effective as 33,000 trees

February 1, 2017 by  
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The Polish city of Krakow has some of the worst air pollution in the world. In hopes of improving the city’s air quality, FAAB Architektura proposed a smog-fighting music academy fitted with a German air purification system that they say works effectively as 33,000 city trees. The music academy was designed as part of a larger “Krakow Music City” masterplan that envisions a largely car-free and environmentally friendly development atop a former military base. Located between Krakow and the Vistula River, the proposed masterplan is designed to blend into the natural landscape with its vernacular wooden lap panel cladding and use of energy-efficient technologies. Around 1,300 square meters of a Green City Solutions -developed air purification product would be embedded in the music academy’s moss-covered rooftops. The special moss culture converts air pollutants into biomass. Related: China’s crazy smog-sucking vacuum tower might actually be working The green-roofed buildings comprise an education wing, concert hall, and small guest building carefully placed around existing trees and designed to immerse students and visitors in nature. Ground heat exchangers would be used to reduce energy use. Rainwater would also be collected in an underground tank and reused wherever possible. FAAB Architektura submitted their proposal to a design competition hosted by Akademia Muzyczna w Krakowie , which will reveal the winning entry on March 31, 2017. + FAAB Architektura Via ArchDaily Images via FAAB Architektura

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Dan Roosegaarde’s smog-sucking tower is taking to the road in China

June 30, 2016 by  
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It’s difficult to determine whether Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde hates smog, or loves it. The artist garnered global attention last year by creating jewelry from smog harvested in Beijing, one of the world’s most polluted cities. He’s also the inventor of a smog-sucking electric tower that was designed to clean up China’s pollution-riddled skies, and now he’s partnered with China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection to launch Smog Free Project China, which will take Roosegaarde and a team of air pollution experts on a tour of China, exhibiting Smog Free Tower and Smog Free Jewelry. Smog Free Project China is a Kickstarter-funded exhibition intended to raise awareness about air pollution , as well as offer solutions. After its successful run in Rotterdam, Roosegaarde’s project takes to Beijing, where the Smog Free Tower will be a focus, as it literally sucks pollution from the atmosphere. The tower creates a pocket of clean air in a polluted environment, inviting visitors to experience clean air—a rare occurrence in a city where air quality is a leading public health issue . Related: World’s largest smog-sucking vacuum cleaner could rid cities of pollution To give people something to remember after their clean air experience, Roosegaarde’s Smog Free Jewelry provides a tangible souvenir project. Particles collected by the Smog Free Tower are compressed, and made into rings and cufflinks, a lasting reminder of the very real problem of air pollution. Smog Free Project China launched June 28 in Beijing and will eventually travel to five Chinese cities before returning to Beijing in the fall. Roosegaarde feels the project will inspire people to address the air pollution problem. “I believe we should do more, not less, and make modern cities liveable again,” he said. “Smog Free Project is the beginning of a journey to create solutions together towards smarter and brighter cities.” + Dan Roosegaarde Images via Dan Roosegaarde

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Molekule air filter annihilates pollutants at a molecular level

May 27, 2016 by  
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The new molecular air filtration system by Molekule is making big waves with its attention to the tiniest details. Not only does the filter trap nasty pollutants , it completely destroys them at a molecular level, including elements 1000 times smaller than what a HEPA filter can handle. It just might produce the purest air one can hope to have in their home. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_xXHAyYfqk Using an innovative technology dubbed Photo Electrochemical Oxidation (PECO), the Molekule system eliminates bigger particles, such as dust, pollen, and dander, as well as most forms of bacteria , mold, allergens, viruses, and VOCs (airborne chemicals). The company, funded by the EPA and Department of Defense , states that 90 percent of the air we breathe is indoors, which is up to five times more polluted than the air outdoors. The aforementioned pollutants are trapped and allowed to flourish, that is, until they are filtered through the Molekule. Related: Living air filter: Bel-Air mini mobile greenhouse Much like disassembling a puzzle, the purifier breaks down harmful pollutants into their most basic molecular elements. Once in this state, they are safe to be released back into the air, as nature intended. This includes VOCs, which even the most advanced HEPA filters release back into the air. The company gladly shares its scientific research on its website, including results from a study of people with asthma and allergies experiencing a drastic reduction in symptoms after using the purifier. Pre-sales are being taken now for $499. +Molekule Via  Treehugger Images via  YouTube

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Eco Mushroom is a solar streetlight that can absorb vehicle pollution

January 4, 2016 by  
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Roads are a highly polluted areas , with polluted air rising up and spreading across an area to create a blanket of toxic atmosphere – not to mention the impact on climate change. The ‘Eco Mushroom’ is a compact design for a solar powered street light equipped with CO2 scrubber to help remove some of this pollution. This artificial mushroom houses four directional LED street lights and an Air Purification System (APS). Four intakes suck in polluted air and pass it through the APS, positioned centrally within the structure. The purified air is finally released through the annular vent on the air duct built around the light pole. A network of Eco Mushrooms integrated into the existing roads could help curb automotive pollution effectively while allowing for smart integration that can send information to a central hub about pollution trends and maintenance needs. +  RISEpad  Images via RISEpad/ Tony Thomas Narikulam The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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Dyson’s super quiet Pure Cool air purifier removes 99.95% of harmful particles from the air

December 15, 2015 by  
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’Tis the season to spend more time in our humble abodes, but before we snuggle in, it might be time to clear the air. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency , the average person absorbs an estimated 72 percent of chemicals in their own homes. Mold, household cleaners, pesticides, gases such as radon and carbon monoxide, and building materials such as asbestos, formaldehyde and lead can linger in the home. When breathed in, they can remain in our lungs and potentially cause heart attacks, strokes and skin aging. These pollutants release ultra fine particles as small as 0.1 microns into the air, which the lungs absorb quickly and easily. Unfortunately, they are very hard to trap in standard air purifiers. So we recently tried out Dyson’s Pure Cool air purifier and fan, which is said to clear 99.95 percent of even the most microscopic particles in the air. Here’s what we found. Read the rest of Dyson’s super quiet Pure Cool air purifier removes 99.95% of harmful particles from the air

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World’s largest smog-sucking vacuum cleaner could rid cities of pollution

September 8, 2015 by  
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Smog-sucking electric vacuum cleaner could combat Beijing air pollution as soon as 2016

April 15, 2015 by  
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At Meet the Media Guru this year, Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde presented the “Smog free project”, an “electronic vacuum cleaner” that could potentially suck up urban smog . According to Roosegaarde, the brilliant design could be ready to go as soon as 2016. The cleaner works by using copper coils to create an electrostatic field that pulls smog particles from the air, and Roosegaarde is already in talks with the mayor of Beijing to put the machine in a city park to give city dwellers fresh air. The innovative solution could be instrumental in addressing the city’s air pollution issues . Read the rest of Smog-sucking electric vacuum cleaner could combat Beijing air pollution as soon as 2016 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air pollution , air purifier , Beijing smog , chinese smog vacuum , Daan Roosegaarde , dutch vacuum cleaner cleans up china’s smog , eco design , electronic air vacuum cleaner , green design , sustainable design , vacuum cleaner sucks up chinese smog

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At Meet the Media Guru this year, Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde presented the “Smog free project”, an “electronic vacuum cleaner” that could potentially suck up urban smog . According to Roosegaarde, the brilliant design could be ready to go as soon as 2016. The cleaner works by using copper coils to create an electrostatic field that pulls smog particles from the air, and Roosegaarde is already in talks with the mayor of Beijing to put the machine in a city park to give city dwellers fresh air. The innovative solution could be instrumental in addressing the city’s air pollution issues . Read the rest of Smog-sucking electric vacuum cleaner could combat Beijing air pollution as soon as 2016 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air pollution , air purifier , Beijing smog , chinese smog vacuum , Daan Roosegaarde , dutch vacuum cleaner cleans up china’s smog , eco design , electronic air vacuum cleaner , green design , sustainable design , vacuum cleaner sucks up chinese smog

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Smog-Sucking Electric Vacuum Cleaner Could Combat Beijing Air Pollution

October 21, 2013 by  
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Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde has developed an “electronic vacuum cleaner” that could potentially suck up urban smog. The new cleaner uses copper coils to create an electrostatic field that pulls smog particles from the air. Roosegaarde is already in talks with the mayor of Beijing, who could employ the innovative solution to address the city’s air pollution issues . Read the rest of Smog-Sucking Electric Vacuum Cleaner Could Combat Beijing Air Pollution Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air pollution , air purifier , Beijing smog , chinese smog vacuum , Daan Roosegaarde , dutch vacuum cleaner cleans up china’s smog , eco design , electronic air vacuum cleaner , green design , sustainable design , vacuum cleaner sucks up chinese smog        

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Myriam Dion’s Delicate Newsprint Artwork Comments on the Fragility of the Newspaper Industry

October 21, 2013 by  
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