Daan Roosegaarde plans to test his new technology in China's heavily polluted capital.
Daan Roosegaarde, a Dutch artist and designer, has invented a device that could help suck air pollution directly out of the sky, and he plans to test the device in heavily polluted Beijing.
The device uses an electromagnetic field generated by copper coils to pull airborne particles in the smog to the ground, where they can be cleaned and disposed of easily.
"Beijing is quite good because the smog is quite low, it's in a valley so there's not so much wind. It's a good environment to explore this kind of thing." Daan Roosegaarde, Dutch designer
"This is not the real answer for smog. The real answer has to do with clean cars, different industry and different lifestyles." Daan Roosegaarde, Dutch designer
Roosegaarde is also known for his work on "smart highways," which include features like interactive lighting and dynamic lane lines depending on road conditions.
Another group of Dutch designers have proposed treating slabs of paved road with a titanium oxide solution, which could reduce smog by drawing as much as 45% of the air's nitrous oxide to the ground for easy disposal.
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