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The Solution To Pollution Is...The Rooftops?

The Solution To Pollution Is...The Rooftops?
The Solution To Pollution Is...The Rooftops?, Titanium Dioxide, used to keep Richard Meier's Jubilee Church a crisp white, is now being looked at for pollution reduction at The University of California - Riverside. Image © Flickr User Rory MacLeod
Titanium Dioxide, used to keep Richard Meier's Jubilee Church a crisp white, is now being looked at for pollution reduction at The University of California - Riverside. Image © Flickr User Rory MacLeod

The potential solution to smog and pollution may be hovering right over our heads, now that Students at the University of California - Riverside have designed a pollution reducing rooftop tile. According to their calculations, cladding one million rooftops with the tiles could remove 21 tons of nitrogen oxides -- daily. Currently the Los Angeles area spits out 500 tons of nitrogen oxides a day, so the tiles are just one piece of the puzzle in reducing pollution - however the students are imagining their nitrogen-oxide-eating Titanium Dioxide compound in exterior paints, concrete and more. To see all the possibilities, read the full article here.

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Cite: Andrew Galloway. "The Solution To Pollution Is...The Rooftops?" 01 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/533615/the-solution-to-pollution-is-the-rooftops/> ISSN 0719-8884