The seven meters high Smog Free Tower, launched on 4 September 2015 in Rotterdam, is greedy. He only likes smog. To be precise, the smog filter absorbs up to 30.000m³ of polluted air per hour. It spits out smog free air and creates a clean island in the immediate vicinity. After several months in Rotterdam, the smog filter will soon clean one of the world’s most polluted cities – Beijing in China. Partnered with China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection, Roosegaarde’s smog filter can be tested under the toughest conditions.
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Smog Free Tower is probably the world’s largest mobile smog filter
Dan Roosegaarde’s points out that people in the Netherlands live 9 months shorter because of polluted air. “I believe we should do more, not less. We are happy to launch the Smog Free Tower to show a clean future.” the Dutch designer Roosegaarde says.
With support of his team of experts, Roosegarde patented the Smog Free Tower’s ion technology. Allegedly, this huge smog filter produces smog-free bubbles of public space with no more electricity than a water boiler and runs on green energy. The experience of clean air for free within high polluted cities can get reality and is not an unrealistic dream. According to Roosegaarde, his smog filter is not intended to be a final local solution for clean parks. It can be an interesting experience of a future with clean air.
Are you interested in a Smog Free Ring? Roosegaarde produces jewelry of the Smog Free Tower’s collected smog particles. The carbon is high compressed and represents roughly 1000m³ of cleaned air.
The test bench demonstrates the procedure of the smog filter
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