UK researchers have come up with an interesting method to clean air. A poem has been printed on a material that can cleanse air. It has the ability to reduce the air pollution equivalent to pollution caused by 20 cars per day.
The material developed by the University of Sheffield, removes harmful nitrogen oxide and purifies the air.
The work has borne fruit out of a collaboration between Simon Armitage, Professor of Poetry at the University, and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Science Professor Tony Ryan.
The poem title is, ‘In Praise of Air’.
The technology is not very expensive and can be effectively utilised for billboards and advertisements. The material has a coating of titanium dioxide which has the ability to utilise sunlight and oxygen to react with nitrogen oxide pollutants.
The poem will be on display at the University’s Alfred Denny Building, Western Bank, for an year.
Shailesh is post graduate in Environment Management from Forest Research Institute (FRI) University, Dehradun, India. Presently he is working in the areas of Environmental and Renewable Energy Advisory Services. He has started GreenCleanGuide.com during his college days.