CO2 Absorbing Streetlight
CO2 Absorbing Streetlight
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CO2 Absorbing Streetlight

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updatedApr 7, 2021
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Solar-powered streetlights equipped with CO2 scrubbers that help absorb pollutants present in the atmosphere.
Solar-powered streetlights equipped with CO2 scrubbers that help absorb pollutants present in the atmosphere.

This solution is made up of directional LED streetlights, combined with an Air Purification System (APS) designed to remove CO2 from the surrounding environment. While generating light, this solution can mitigate fossil fuel contamination.

Intakes positioned in the center of the lamp structure suck in polluted air through a purification mechanism. Air pollutants are transported down along a small duct, while gravity draws the contaminants to the bottom. After purification, the air is released through the ducts and sent back into circulation.

The mechanism comes integrated with solar panels that are responsible for powering lights, and recharging batteries during daytime for the night operation. Integrated with monitoring systems, these lamps are capable of communicating to a central station reporting operation performance, as well as notifying when repairs are needed.

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