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Smog Free Tower – The Crowdfunding-Powered Project That Aims to Eliminate Air Pollution

Air pollution is a serious problem that humanity faces. A research conducted in 2016 as a part of the Global Burden of Disease project showcases extremely disturbing results – the data shows that every year more than 5.5 million people around the world are dying prematurely as a result of air pollution.

If we don’t do something about it, this number will continue to grow. The Smog Free Project is created with the goal to tackle this problem. Led by Dan Roosengaarde, the project aims to reduce pollution and give to the world solution for a cleaner and better future.

The Smog Free Tower aims to create smog-free clean air areas in the most polluted cities in the world. It works with the principle of a vacuum cleaner for air – it sucks the polluted air and releases out clean air. It is like a room air purifier that works on a large scale.

The Smog Free Cubes

Smog isn’t always visible, which is the reason why not much attention is being paid to the problem. To make the problem more tangible, the Smog Free Tower will clean enough smog to produce over 3500 Smog Free Cubes per day. Each Cube contains smog filtered from 1000m3 of air, making it a powerful symbol of the initiative.

As part of the Smog Free Project, back in 2015, the Dutch designer launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund The Smog Free Tower. The idea of building the largest air-purifier was supported by 1,577 backers pledged €113,153 to support the idea.

The team behind the project has worked on the development for over three years. The effort resulted in the creation of an in-door prototype. It is just a matter of time to see Smog Free Towers popping up in big cities with major air pollution problems.

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