Ms. Saher Pervez, Green Blogger, Environmental science, GCWUS
Smog a worldwide issue that have impacts on humans and environment, smog free tower is used to cope with smog issue.
Smog is the form of air pollution; it is blend of smoke and fog. Basically, smog is a combination of different air pollutants that is often seen as a brownish haze hanging over our community on warm, sunny days. Ground level ozone and fine particulate matter (PM 2.5), the main components of smog can cause major concerns to the health of living organisms and environment. The atmospheric pollutants or gases that form smog are released in the air by combustion of fuels. When sunlight and its heat react with these gases and fine particles in the atmosphere, smog is formed. The main sources of smog are the pollutants released from the gasoline and diesel vehicles, from the industrial machinery and heating due to human activities. It is not only the issue of a single city or a country, it’s a global issue and need attention to be solved.
To solve this smog issue smog free project was launched in china, Netherland and Poland by Daan Roosegaarde. Smog free project is a series of campaign to deal with air pollution and provide an encouraging experience of clean future. In this project different technologies were introduced to get rid of smog, smog free tower is one of them.
Daan Roosegaarde and his team of experts have created the world's first smog vacuum cleaner. Smog free tower is a 7 meter (23 feet) tall tower that uses ionization technology to make the air clean in a particular area, allowing people to breathe in clean, smog free air. It can clean around 30,000 cubic meters of air every hour by using only a minute quantity of electricity. In this way the tower capture 75% of the particulate matters (PM 2.5 & PM 10) and makes the air clean for that particular area in which the tower is installed. The people live in that particular area get benefit from it.
This smog free tower firstly suck polluted air into it, then filter the smog and compress the filtered particles and produce dust. It release the clean air at 360 degrees in a circle. Instead of wasting this dust, we can convert it into the jewelry tangible smog free souvenir, rings, cubes, earrings, cuff-links and awards. And if we keep this dust at very high pressure for two to three weeks, we can get diamond from it.

It is not only the environment friendly technique, it is also human friendly and beneficial for economic development. It is beneficial for all social, economic and ecological system. This project has been installed in limited areas to cope with the issue of smog, this tower should be installed all over the world. What you think about this tower? Is this a good method to solve the issue of smog?
Saher Pervez
Dept. of Environmental sciences, GCWUS
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