The Chinese capital has tried some fascinating and out of the ordinary approaches to fight the dense cloud of smog that hovers overhead the population. The Tower cleans 30,000 cubic meters of air every hour using just 1,170 watts of energy. Smog particles are compressed and used to make things like cufflinks and rings. The idea behind this is to engage the population with the project.
It designed by Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde. The artist has some more green projects under his sleeve. In 2017, he was working with a Chinese company on a smog-sucking bicycle. Adding thousands of electric buses is another way that Beijing is using to reduce air pollution. Each new electric bus part of the project would eliminate about 45 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
SMOG FREE TOWER is a 7 meter tall aluminium tower using only 1170 watts of green electricity and positive ionisation technology. Our most recent Smog Free Tower is open for public at Vierhavensstraat 52-54 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The functioning of the SMOG FREE TOWER has been validated by professor Dr. Bert Blocken of the Eindhoven University of Technology and is successfully implemented in China and Poland. The SMOG FREE TOWER is created by Daan Roosegaarde in collaboration with the engineers and designers of Studio Roosegaarde, ENS and till 2013 advisor Ursem. The SMOG FREE RING is designed by Studio Roosegaarde. The SMOG FREE BICYCLE draws its inspiration from the Smog Free workshop in Beijing which featured artist Matt Hope and Professor Yang from Tsinghua University.