Title The filter creating bubbles of clean air in London Media name/outlet CNN Media type Web Country/Territory United States Date 11/07/18 Description 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."
URL https://edition.cnn.com/2018/07/11/health/airlabs-clean-air-filter/index.html Persons Sihai Yang
Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms
- Advanced materials
- air pollution