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CAT- CLEAN AIR TOWER

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A system of Clean Air Towers machines through the city

The aim of the project is to realize an integrated system of Clean Air Towers, by placing them in the most polluted areas of the city of Ancona, and to reduce the pollution of the air caused by anthropic activities.

Team
PALM
Maria Celenza, Andrea Sabatini, Pietro Sarcone, Luigi Albasini, Lokeswara Rao Kovvada
Contact details
mariacelenza@gmail.com a.sabatini89@gmail.com kol4121995@gmail.com

Air emissions reduction in the Adriatic Port City of Ancona

Air pollution in Ancona requires innovative solutions for the reduction of contaminants and harmful emissions according to complexity of a Port City considering traffic towards the city, mobility in and out as well as the production of industrial activities.

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A system of Clean Air Towers machines through the city

The aim of the project is to realize an integrated system of Clean Air Towers, by placing them in the most polluted areas of the city of Ancona, and to reduce the pollution of the air caused by anthropic activities.

Solution context

The level of air pollution in urban areas is increasing day by day: this happens due to cars and transportation movement, and to the daily commercial activities of the port of Ancona. The evidences that people are suffering more and more several health diseases caused by air pollutants are many: 9 people out 10 are exposed to higher levels of pollution that could tend to illnesses (OMS, 2018) and pollution causes every year 487000 premature deaths, of which 90000 in Italy (Proietti, 2018).

 

Solution description

Our aim is to reduce the impact of pollutants PM 10, PM 2.5, PM 1, and to contraste the phenomenon of global warming and the side-effect of Chloro Floro Carbons (CFC) on climate changing. By using a wind turbine and solar panels the machine will capture enough energy and will use it to rotate the inhaling suction fan blades into the collecting chamber. This allows the machine to receive pollutants from air in different ways. The first stage of the mechanism consists in filtering in a biological way the air suppurated in different chambers; the second stage is the operation of the machine which exploits the Bernoulli principle; it also helps to avoid to have a negative influence on the bird migration. We also make use of three layers filters to trap particulates such as PM 10 and PM 2.5 and with specific processes we use it to create materials such as asphalt.

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