CNN: The filter creating bubbles of clean air in London

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    While Airlabs is focused on removing toxic gases from the air, an international team of scientists has developed a new material to capture gases directly from the source — such as a vehicle's exhaust pipe.
     
    The material is a metal-organic framework that acts as a sponge to trap gases, according to a study published in "Nature Materials."
     
    Dr Sihai Yang, one of the study's lead authors and a chemistry lecturer at the University of Manchester says actively removing NO2 from the atmosphere will continue to be a big priority as we will rely on carbon fuels — coal, petrol or diesel — for the next 30 to 50 years.
     
    He adds that the Airlabs filter, while essentially a commercial product, could be a practical solution to tackle this environmental problem in micro-environments.
    "I think it is a promising direction to move forward," says Yang. "In the future, to have air filters installed in cars or in the household for domestic applications is going to be quite important."
    Period11 Jul 2018

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    • TitleThe filter creating bubbles of clean air in London
      Media name/outletCNN
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryUnited States
      Date11/07/18
      DescriptionWhile Airlabs is focused on removing toxic gases from the air, an international team of scientists has developed a new material to capture gases directly from the source — such as a vehicle's exhaust pipe.

      The material is a metal-organic framework that acts as a sponge to trap gases, according to a study published in "Nature Materials."

      Dr Sihai Yang, one of the study's lead authors and a chemistry lecturer at the University of Manchester says actively removing NO2 from the atmosphere will continue to be a big priority as we will rely on carbon fuels — coal, petrol or diesel — for the next 30 to 50 years.

      He adds that the Airlabs filter, while essentially a commercial product, could be a practical solution to tackle this environmental problem in micro-environments.
      "I think it is a promising direction to move forward," says Yang. "In the future, to have air filters installed in cars or in the household for domestic applications is going to be quite important."
      URLhttps://edition.cnn.com/2018/07/11/health/airlabs-clean-air-filter/index.html
      PersonsSihai Yang

    Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

    • Advanced materials

    Keywords

    • air pollution
    • materials
    • chemistry