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The Daily Catch - published on 10/25/16

The answer to air pollution is finally here. Smog Free Towersare a new invention by Dutch architect Daan Roosegaard, and not only can they clean 30,000 cubic meters a day, they’re quite stylish.

Roosegaarde says that, while using an amount of power equal to a home-use water boiler, his tower can clean 30,000 cubic meters of air in an hour. (That means, in a day, it could clean a majority of the air contained in a standard football stadium.) As an amazing bonus, the carbon gathered from collecting pollution is then placed under high pressure, which converts them into diamonds. The profits made from the jewelry are used to support the construction of additional towers. One “Smog Free Ring” is equivalent to 1,000 cubic meters of clean air. Roosegaarde has already set up one of these towers in China’s capital city. Through a collaboration with China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection, the designer installed the purifier in Beijing’s 751 D.Park on September 29th. There’s no word on how long the Smog Free Tower will remain in Beijing. Since the Roosegarde designed the purifier to be mobile, he intends to bring it to other cities around the country.

They can make jewelry out of the waste they remove from the air?!? Now we’ve seen everything! Cheers to Daan Roosegaard who may single-handedly clean the whole world’s air, assuming the diamond market doesn’t crash from all the new diamonds he’s making.

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