The world’s largest air purifying tower is currently being tested in Beijing’s 798 Art District. The art instillation is part of the Smog Free Project, which aims to raise awareness about air pollution.
While we know it isn't going to solve all of our smog-related problems, we’re still pretty excited about the futuristic-looking air purifier.
Let’s face it, all the pollution we’ve experienced in the capital as of late has put quite a damper on the month of October. We were cooped up indoors during the National Day Holiday, we’ve experienced two yellow alerts in the past month... basically we've been wearing our masks way more than we care to. So really, we welcome any solution to the Big Smog’s smog problem.
The air purifier was designed by a Dutch artist named Daan Roosegaarde. It’s capable of sucking up and cleaning 30,000 cubic meters of air per hour and can take in 75 percent of PM2.5 and PM10 particles. Despite its massive size, it only uses 1,400 watts of power (the same amount of power as an electric water kettle).
And if that’s not impressive enough for you, the collected matter is then compressed to make jewelry.
Smog ring anyone?
The vision is to place smog towers like this one outdoors to purify some of Beijing's notoriously smoggy air. There are currently plans in place to produce more towers.
As part of Roosegaarde’s Smog Free Project, the air purifying tower will soon go on tour around China. So if you’re interested in checking it out, the giant air purifier will be on display at 751 D-Park until the end of the month. So check it out while you still can.