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Smog Vacuum in The Netherlands Turns Carbon Waste into Jewelry

Smog Vacuum in The Netherlands Turns Carbon Waste into Jewelry

Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde of Studio Roosegaarde, in collaboration with Environmental Nano Studios and professor Bob Ursem, has created the world’s largest smog vacuum cleaner in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Dubbed Smog Free Tower, the 7-meter-tall vacuum acts as a filter that uses patented “ozone free ion technology” to clean 30,000 cubic meters of air per hour using only minimal wind and electrical energy.

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Smog Vacuum in The Netherlands Turns Carbon Waste into Jewelry, Courtesy of Studio Roosegaarde
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Utilizing compressed waste produced by the machine, Studio Roosegaarde has created a “tangible souvenir”—Smog Free Rings and Smog Free Cufflinks. Each piece of jewelry accounts for about 1,000 cubic meters of clean air put back into the city.

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Courtesy of Studio Roosegaarde

Smog Free Tower is currently located at Vierhavensstraat 52 in Rotterdam, but will travel around the world over the next few years. Learn more about the project here and by watching the video above.

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Courtesy of Studio Roosegaarde

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Cite: Sabrina Santos. "Smog Vacuum in The Netherlands Turns Carbon Waste into Jewelry" 25 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/774091/smog-vacuum-in-the-netherlands-turns-carbon-waste-into-jewelry/> ISSN 0719-8884
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