In Brief

Designer Daan Roosegaarde plans to create a piece of jewelry that contains particles from the city's air as it gets cleaned.

Beijing is notorious for having one of the worst air pollution levels in the world. The air quality index in Beijing has been rated as unhealthy in multiple studies.

Dutch artist, designer and innovator Daan Roosegaarde is hoping to do something about the smog in Beijing with his new endeavor, The SMOG Project.

The mission of the SMOG Project basically involves creating smog-free parks in Beijing. Roosegaarde and a team of experts have developed an energy-friendly and safe vacuum tower that uses a patented ion technology to capture smog and release clean air into the area. The vacuum tower uses buried coils of copper to create an ion electrostatic field that attracts the smog particles. Clean air is then blown out of the vents of the tower, thereby creating a smog-free bubble with a diameter of around 50 to 60 meters. There are also plans to install lasers at the top of the towers to show that the area is smog-free.

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