Giant Air Purifier Installed in Lima, Peru

Posted: March 6, 2009 in environment

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A giant air purifier was installed recently along a busy street in Lima, Peru. Its makers claim it can clear carbon dioxide from 200,000 cubic meters of air each day, the equivalent of 1,200 trees. If the air pollution levels in Lima though are nine times as high as recommended by UN pollution guidelines and they are mainly caused by cars, why not focus on creating public transport rather than spending millions of dollars on band aid solutions?

National Geographic (AP)

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  1. Min En says:

    This is supercool!

    Countries should have Super Trees everywhere!

    $6.20 per day benefitting 20,000 people a day.

    Fantastic cost-benefit ratio.

    Min En
    The Ionic Air Purifier Blog
    Key Insights About Ionic Air Purifiers By A User, For All Users

  2. Fairygothmother says:

    This is amazing. I was searching for giant air filter systems since I had the exact same idea as these people, kind of, mine is on a larger scale but this is a great start…
    Putting 1,000 of these at each pole (which in the grand scheme of things isn’t very much) would purify enough carbon dioxide out of the air around the area to help prevent polar ice from melting below dangerous levels…. Which helps us all… With implementation worldwide on top of already standing buildings like malls it would help slow our current global warming condition considerably…. And it runs on water and $6.20 worth of current? Why the heck aren’t they everywhere?

  3. bob says:

    i’m sure there’s more implication to it than this being the perfect solution as it sound, i’m wondering how much power is uses to do this and what type of water it uses, are these truly reusuable on a giant scale if these are used on such a scale.

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