China’s Ionic Smog-Sucking Vacuum: Upgrade

I was in baking on a 32nd floor from a building looking at for my room to the city it was completely covered with smoke I was sort of like a veil of dust of pollution and I looked at it and I was like wow this you know this is also what technology can do it can liberate us but it can also cost 8 years of our life or gives children lung cancer on the early stage so I was like ah but we should do something with that you know and that was the beginning of the smoke-free Park [Music] China is home to a population of about 1.4 billion people and has undergone serious economic and industrial growth over the last 30 years Beijing has one of the world’s largest manufacturing economies which has required a ton of energy that energy has been predominantly powered by coal which is still burned for the production of electricity heat and industrial purposes the use of coal has led to a massive air pollution problem laying a thick veil of smog on Chinese mega cities the pollution in Beijing is a quite complicated issue because fading experience the very rapid population grows in the last 30 years and jumping from less than 10 minutes to over 30 millions populations living beijing but and in same time all those people will need more housing and jobs so then also causing more construction within beijing and heavy industries development and then also in one of the cause of their pollutions in Beijing the smog contains a variety of toxic elements including a class of particles known as particulate matter 2.5 or PM 2.5 which is small enough to penetrate the soft tissue of the lungs and other organs the long-term effect would certainly be very severe we already have seen the increase rate of the respiration of disease in children and also other people because of this moment so there is a responsibilities for Beijing government and also the community in Beijing to transit to a cleaner structure of the economy to help them to be less reliant on the heavy industries we’re in the Netherlands right outside of Rotterdam to see Dan roseguard dan is an artist whose work focuses on social design projects that are meant to be functional while still driving home a message now it seems like an unlikely place to be talking about China but Dan’s most recent work focuses on air pollution in Chinese mega cities we’re here to talk to him about how this technology is going to change the conversation about global air pollution we are at Studio Rose Garden right now and so here we work with a team of scientists enough designers on future landscapes in a way so where were you when you came up with the idea of a smog free park so one day I think I was on the 32nd floor of my room in Beijing and I looked at South outside in my window and there was nothing I could see anymore because the whole city was sort of covered with smog and I was looking at it and I was like ah but maybe we can do something with that with these small particles and that was the beginning of the small tree park so how does the actual technology work how does it pull smog in the air so the technology that we use is a nanak technology because the standard filter’ technology which is out there does not get the small PM 2.5 particles it’s a weird thing the smaller the particles the less you see them but the deeper they get into your body which makes them the more dangerous but what we did is teaming up with experts who have done a lot of new technologies in hospital setting to purify the air and they developed a sort of ionic field which charges the neutral floating small particles in a positive way and then we have a negatively charged area you filter it and actually building the largest electronic vacuum cleaner in the world which sucks up dirty air spits out clean air and therefore creating the cleanest Park in Beijing so Dan and his team have constructed this prototype of a smog free Park in the centre you have the smog vacuum and you can see a smog in the center being actually pulled from the air because of the lasers you can tell where the smog is and where it isn’t and in the center the lasers can’t be seen [Music] [Music] this is the stuff we were sucking up when this is raging smoke yeah and so we are actually breathing this it would be easy to forget about it when it’s in the air and dispersed but when you’re looking at it like now this course is really disgusting black yeah powder yeah but we realized we have to do something with that and we have like buckets of this stuff standing in our first studios in our first pilots and we realized like that it sort of exists for forty to forty eight percent out of carbon and right now we’re sort of compressing the carbon on a lot of pressure for thirty minutes and we’re making swamp purely out of it like rings or cufflinks and sort of by sharing a ring or cuff link you donate a thousand cubic meter of clean air to the city and so the finance that we’re making with the jury actually helps to enable the park so they feed each other which is beautiful and and sad at the same time this kind of project you know when you when you launch it they’re always five thousand people telling you it can never be done it already exists and we sort of decided to lovingly ignore them and say okay this is not the solution for smoke but by creating a place which is 75 percent working uses around eleven fifteen hundred watts for the whole area similar to do standard electronic vacuum cleaner you can give people and sensation of how the future can feel like and that was I think the most powerful incentive that we wanted to make you’re sort of dangling the carrot in front and saying this is what you can have if the behavior changes well it’s a provocation it’s a promise and a provocation all in one and and everybody knows the solution but how do we get there I think this is the real challenge and sort of by making a place which is shareable where you and I can go to say okay this is what we want that is I think sort of incentives that other institution or the citizens themselves can meet can can make new plans to work together to make a whole city smoke free to push project like this where by sharing you make a city better is I think the way of dealing with the future you know it’s complex there are no easy answers you know and it’s easy to judge baking and China but we had the same problem in Europe 6070 years ago and half of the stuff I’m using right now is being produced there so it’s not just China it’s all of us so on that note you mentioned European industrialization and certainly during the u.s. Industrial Revolution along its roids and all these facts clearly we produced a ton of our own carbon a ton of our own problems and how do we help promote growth in developing nations without promoting pollution we have to be creative and we have to stop making an existing system 10% less worse but we have to invest in new ideas new dreams new opportunities and this is on one hand about high technology but in other hand a desire to be curious and to make new things happen and let’s hope it’s enough so Rose Garden mitts that this is not a solution to our environmental crisis but in a place like China where smog is commonplace this at least offers a glimpse at what life can be like if we took the steps toward a cleaner planet [Music] okay I know I want to say oh my god holy man that was so quiet

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  • Unconvuincing prototype… i could see smoke the whole time. Emperors new clothes anyone?

  • So your cleaning the air by using electricity which requires the burning of more coal…

  • 8:17 Never stand on a Dutch railroad!

  • Hahahahhaha……plant trees 😂😂😂 humans

  • under ground vaccum feed, backtrack, ocean tank

  • I would like to see how it really works, as well the scale model looks like it is just pushing the glycol based fog away from the center instead of being filtered, they make it sound like its a scaled filter but it is just some air coming out from the center. I watched all the videos about it and i really think it is more of an unpractical art installation

  • One of the most futuristic innovation.

  • What if you hook one of them up to the things that release gas into the air. Bing bang boom problem solved

  • If china converted its desert by planting trees it could also build bioethanol factories developing Oil from the trees, or is there more profit in car tax…..


  • "talk to Daan Roosegaarde, an artist"
    colour me surprised

  • If only this could be applied to Kathmandu

  • just imagine if china used this technology to repel all the smoke and all the repelled smoke going to other countries xD

  • No it is quite simple you do not see hardly any plants there in that city so let’s say we put one plant per house hold outdoors that alone is enough to reduce the amount of destruction being done in this work at this point in time.

  • Gimmicky. The CFM required is not possible

  • Trump want coal back in America!! It will make American again because we will create more jobs in the healthcare industry, funerals, and smog vacuums. Why do you think Chineses are begging to go America?

  • the way he flicked that baggy of smog….he knows

  • Sounds a lot like a trees but ok

  • Golden circle philosophy.

  • Fucking technocrats!!

  • HolyShit he almost died at the end, the train sneaked up on him!!!!

  • A clean park is a good place to begin thinking about solutions. When oil is all gone in 50 years, and we're using Fusion for electricity all over the world and have diversified methods of transportation out of necessity, everyone will say, "damn Man, look at all the ways we could have used fossil fuels creatively for centuries and centuries…."

  • The idea is great but to run the filter you need power, therefore creating a giant vacuum will still cause smog/pollution in different place

  • So besides a carbon tax, companies can also make jewelry instead of blowing it into the air?

  • Another Subtitle for the Asian guy. All media who say they are against racism Do Racist things. No subtitle for the WHITE GUY who built Smog-sucking vacuum? That Chinese guy has good English but not an American accent, this equals to give him subtitle? I have seen this being done to the Indian police officer who has good English too.

  • What is the max range of this cleaner?

  • Think about it. Sorry for my bad English.
    Is it possible to charge these carbon particles to magnetize them and in cities Where it is possible to put magnets on which these particles attach and clean like a janitor on a car or somehow. particles can be magnetized by installing an electromagnetic coil on the exhaust pipe!

  • In delhi and india people are so ignorant about pollution that they will start taking steps only when half of the people will die

  • How much Smog is created to power the smog removal?

  • @4:23 Wonder if there are any engineers on here that can tell what the safest circumference would be to do one's daily jog.

  • lies and dirty politics. this is how sponsored videos are

  • Showed everything but…. stupid ass clickbait

  • The problem seems to fund its self.

  • Now every Indian cities need this . Indian Air pollution is more severe.

  • Does this effect the amount of oxygen in air?

  • At the end, he was like that was so quiet…wth

  • Everyone in these comments think they’re so smart. Literally at the end of the video he recognizes that ITS NOT A SOLUTION. It’s more an educational tool than anything else. It’s also a test of the tech they have, to see if it works well on this large of a scale.

  • So The Chinese Government is The Dumbest in The World ??? They can't even have Clean Air and They Think They are Powerful on Earth ???

  • Its an endless cycle in creating something new or old. We are overwhelming MOTHER EARTH. She is tired, but still caring. The day her prayers are heard. She will unleash her powers bestowed upon her. Amen. Regards…

  • shoulda, woulda, coulda…..

  • Made in China has a whole different meaning now

  • 4:56 isn't that just useless. The powder is black and the picture is black..
    Bit pointless

  • Why not capture the carbon before it has a chance to get out into the atmosphere. This will seal the bad stuff from leaving the plants.
    In addition use hydrogen fuel cell vehicles like the Nexo. It is like a city mobile air filters.

  • Why release it into the air then try to chase after it?

  • Thunderfoot

  • Bring it to Delhi

  • I would never go there fuck that

  • That is so disgusting

  • In the netherlands trains are not trains. The whole train system is more a metro system in the netherlands. so NEVER stand on top of the track because you wont hear em and there are a lot of trains

  • The end was the best part 😂😂

  • Guy almost gets run over by a train at 8:15

  • IMO make phone cases. Make pencils, the jewellery is ugly.

  • 'humankind' seems like femnism also came here. Its mankind..

  • If someone wanted carbon jewelry, why beat around the bush when you can just use coal? Unless the world goes nuclear and our reliance on fossil fuel goes down, nothing's gonna change much. The usage of energy just goes up as countries develop. Heck, killing everyone in the USA will have a greater positive impact on the environment than killing the entire population of India, even though it is 4 times larger.

  • His ideas didnt work. It is now 2019 n havent seen this in china yet

  • It smells good

  • Eli Peterson is correct; this was really a no brainier at the first site of physical effect of exhausted emissions. Unfortunately, it was the same mind set then, that we have now concerning, climatic Global change,, these are your economic high gear Corporate wealth driven nay Sayers! They have the money, they want more and control the narrative belief.

  • Eli Peterson is correct; this was really a no brainier at the first site of physical effect of exhausted emissions. Unfortunately, it was the same mind set then, that we have now concerning, climatic Global change,, these are your economic high gear Corporate wealth driven nay Sayers! They have the money, they want more and control the narrative belief.

  • That train,, needs intermittent warning sounds and effects, people and live stock

  • The development paradox…
    The higher you rise, the harder you fall. The only way to solve this problem is live in harmony with nature, greed is the primary obstacle.

  • man i was hoping he made it on best gore lol

  • Or they can use that and be re-fuel effective and have an endless reusable energy……it’s an alternative to say the least.

  • Go to minute 3:15 to get to the point

  • That's not the real solution. China is the biggest consumer of coal. Coal is worst than oil.

  • Coal has other components like metals. Very bad for the air. Very toxic the coal plus makes good time for acid rains.

  • more effective than AOC's "green new deal"

  • Crazy china

  • Any news on it now? Improvements??

  • a black cube ring is a pagan symbol of black cube Saturn cabalistic worship

  • Plant trees, and stop pollution. Stop over complicating it

  • But is it noisy

  • This is similar to how beeswax candle works to purify air, when you burn beeswax candle it releases negative ions that attracted to soot, dust, pollen and other particulate indoor pollutant; make them heavier and fall to the ground.

  • how do you make one of these ionic vacuum cleaner?

  • Do one original air cleaner and in next month China will have already fake cleaners already woking😄

  • I guess condoms that were MADE IN CHINA didn't work at all

  • In Australia, we had these Electrostatic Filters installed in air conditioners ad fan units in Pubs and Clubs, to filter tobacco smoke from the air as far back as the 1980s. Thankfully Clubs, Pub, Restaurants and all workplaces are now smoke free. And, yeah, life is cheap in China, the train won't brake or sound a horn at you. Chinese have some of the best, most modern trains in the world, not the noisy diesels on 100+ year old track you are used to in the US. Its OK, Our trains suck in Australia too. And no National Gauge or National Rails.

  • if we keep this vacuum near the places where these pollutions are coming from , means factories and all . If u keep these in there it will be more helpful

  • The rings are only available in a special commemorative thing for $2k

  • i need more information about this project….

  • i had this idea years ago, i'm glad somebody was able to do something with it. made a wimshurst machine-inspired electrostatic precipitator back in 2006. me, i'd just burn it; smog and smoke are simply evidence of incomplete combustion.

  • I bet that will either poisin the air or suck oxygen from people lol

  • I think this could be installed on many building roofs. And especially into factory and power plant exhaust systems, by mandate of law. Not request. But businesses are still opening factories today with no clean air exhaust systems making huge profit margins, while at the same time saying they can’t afford to clean up their own mess… We are all at fault but it is time for solutions not excuses..

  • 15 years ago new zealand developed tech that captures smokes from chimneys and turns it into usable energy or leads form pencils….never been used so the carbon builds up….new zealand can clean up the earth but usa,china,france wont allow it,must pay ibllions of dollars for nothing

  • There's no trees green spaces compared to the concrete jungle. Figure it out China you need nature, can't destroy it, now it's destroying you.

  • This is a sheer rip off! It is so easy to build a self-cleaning electrostatic repulsion filters to remove all smog particles and dust particles from the air by using high quality conductive refractory grade carbon or synthetic graphite and using an all ceramic components based full assembly to make the whole thing last! The rate of air purified can range from 47,407.40 to 100,000 cubic meters of air per second per unit. That's 1 to 2.10 cubic miles of air purified free of smog and dust particles every 24 hours. The technologies to clean up all sorts of pollution has already been solved and continuously upgraded since the 1950s BUT THEY WOULDN'T WANT TO WORLD TO KNOW OF THEIR EXISTENCE NOR ALLOW THE WORLD TO USE THEM because they have an anti-population/anti-industry evil genocidalist-globalist agenda to destroy and depopulate the world through artificial pollution crises and artificial shortages crises of their own makng. And then to start making BRAINWASHING propaganda such such over-population, raw materials shortages, energy shortages, new emerging diseases (caused by them of course), creating destructive vaccines that are virtually useless and will only destroy humanity gradually over the decades so as not to create an alarm and attract attention that these vaccines are actually depopulation vaccines. Even the foodstuffs and food containers contains chemicals to destroy human fertility gradually over period of several decades so as not to create suspicions and raise the alarm or attract attention to their evil anti-population/anti-industry evil genocidalist-globalist agenda. Because they wanted to reduce the world's population to the 1900 levels ranging from 500 million to 1 billion people that they can manage to control because control is power and these genocidal maniacs wanted power at all costs by controlling the lives of every human being WHICH IS IN VIOLATION OF THEIR OWN FREE WILL AS ORDAINED TO BE GIVEN TO ALL MANKIND BY GOD AS GOD'S ULTIMATE GIFT WHICH IS FREE WILL AND THEY, THE EVIL GENOCIDALIST-GLOBALIST POWER HUNGRY MANIACS HATES FREE WILL WHICH IS WHY THEY HATE GOD WHICH IS WHY THEY ARE TRYING TO REMOVE GOD FROM PUBLIC SCHOOLS BY REMOVING SCHOOL PRAYERS, TEN COMMANDMENTS MONUMENTS, BIBLE STUDIES IN ALL SCHOOL LEVELS UP TO UNIVERSITY LEVELS FOR THEY ARE TRYING TO DEFY GOD. BUT MAN IS NOW FULLY AWAKE TO THEIR EVIL AGENDAS AND EVIL FALSE AND LYING DEMONIC BRAINWASING-INDOCTRINATION FALSE NARRATIVES OF ALL KINDS THAT THEY MUST BE STOPPED, THEIR EFFECTS NEUTRALIZED AND REVERSED, AND ALL OF THEM HUNTED DOWN AND CONTAINED AND PUNISHED FOR LIFE AND FOREVER! No mercy must or will be given to them, for why should we give mercy to those who did not give us mercy in the first place? It is about time that they should be given a dose of their own medicines of lies and poisonous vaccines and GMOs foods and GMOs medicines!

  • 5:16
    I would buy but I bet their worth hundreds of dollars which I don't have

  • That's really smart and beneficial for everyone

  • What amazes me, why driver didn't give a signal?

  • We're gonna kill everything in our planet because of greed,this is ridiculous,how can some people say this isn't real?that global warming and pollution are actually killing us?how can someone be so damn stupid?

  • The crap needs to be sucked up at the smokestacks because it is denser there. Of course, that's where it gets a lot harder. One problem is that coal burning produces a bit of radioactive smoke due to naturally occurring radioactive trace matter in coal. That's why the smoke has to be so high, to make it disperse and not get re-burned.

  • This guy selling smog wtf lol

  • Where's the detail of this 'sort of ionic technology' ?

  • Fucking idiots…don't make the smog in the first place, then you don't need to cure the smog…in London, the Brits did it…! No more London Fog…maybe they need to teach you…!

  • Using the byproducts?

  • Oh that's why you always see those Asian people wearing mask, I thought they were just robbing banks and stores.

  • Well I can breathe better but now I'm blind from the ion lasers…plus I don't see the remaining smog, so this is a win win

  • Nice smog jewelry what's next manure waste underwear ? And sewage byproduct eyewear ? Reallocated Car emission hairspray ?

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