Introduction to the problem: Air Pollution is the biggest environmental health hazard in the world, killing millions of lives. But the bigger problem is that we are keeping quite and accepting it as our fate Our leadership has failed us. Young people must hold older generations accountable for the catastrophe that has been created. We have shouted for years but now it is the time to act.
Young people must hold older generations accountable for the catastrophe that has been created. We have shouted for years but now it is the time to act.
Diving really deep into the problem, we found the main culprit is the tiny size of PM2.5. Because of which it can enter our bloodstream through alveoli of lungs and irreversibly harm our health and cause deadly diseases like COPD, stroke, cancer etc.
What if we can adhere these particles together such that they become heavier like soil or sand and just fall off, and never enter our lungs. We need no replacement filters to clean our cities and no artificial rain please!!
After several months of collaborative research with international partners, the fundamental science to achieve this mission was hacked.
Our technology uses a combination of electric energy and wave energy to influence the physical properties of the pollutants like PM 2.5 such that they act like magnet, attracting other particulate pollutants from the ambient atmosphere to get attached to it. As they grow bigger in size (becoming harmless PM 100, PM 200, etc.) they become heavy and fall off safely on the ground like soil or sand. Hence we named the device -2.5 as it clears up the PM2.5 as well as other pollutants from the air in this revolutionary way.
Implementation and potential impact:
Just like the evil, air pollution is omnipresent. So we need a ‘saarthi’, a vehicle that can reach every corner of a city
What can be better than the normal cars that we use in our daily lives. Can our cars be transformed into chariots to wage a war against pollution
Fate it seems is not without a sense of irony as our technology actually works most efficiently when mounted on vehicles
Most importantly our solution does not create any environmental or health hazard and is completely safe. Now automobile will be the hero- the saviour.
One car on the street can now alleviate the pollution in its immediate environment, and potentially neutralize the pollution emitted from 10 cars in its vicinity.
If mounted on all the public vehicles in the city, the dusky air the hails over Delhi year round, will be clear forever. It can transform the polluted cities all over the world into clean urban breathing grounds.
Background and the team behind:
The team behind this invention comprises scientists technologists, and evangelists that have come together from different parts of the world like- US, Singapore, India with background from Stanford University, National University of Singapore, Indian Institute of Technology etc.