For the past few years, China has been struggling with smog and to cope up with it, the Chinese have come up with something out of the ordinary.
To tackle the increasing air pollution, China has built an experimental air purifier, which, at 330 feet, is by far the world’s largest air purifier.
Built in Xian in Shaanxi province, this air purifier has brought about a positive change in the chronic smog problem the country is witnessing.
The researchers Institute of Earth Environment at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, are currently performing tests on the Xian smog tower. According to the research head Cao Junji, since its launch, the tower has managed to produce almost 10 million cubic meters (353 million cubic feet) of clean air a day.
He also explained that in the observations the researchers made over a 10km area, they noticed that the air quality has significantly improved.
In order to track the tower’s impact, almost a dozen of photos have been placed around the city. According to Cao, on days when the air quality was severe, the tower was able to bring it down to moderate.
The results, however, are preliminary, as of now and the researchers are aiming at giving out a detailed survey of the tower’s performance by March 2018.
Initially, in 2015, the creation of the Xian smog tower was announced in order to find a cost-effective method to remove pollutants from the atmosphere artificially.
The purifier sucks polluted air and transfers it to solar power heated glass tubes where the pollutants are destroyed because of the high temperature. The air then passes through multiple filters, thus reducing the pollution.
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