Actions You Can Take to Reduce Air Pollution


we humans are very careless we prefer money over health meanwhile pollution is increasing significantly in the past ten years we have water purifiers to filter our water but what about air pollution do you think you're breathing in pure air according to wh0 9 out of 10 people are breathing polluted air which kills 7 million people each year due to air pollution alone there are 24% deaths happening from stroke 43% of deaths due to lung diseases and 25% of deaths occur from heart diseases in 2015 pollution killed 9 million people worldwide furthermore in India almost after every 23 seconds one person dies due to it but don't worry today we're going to discuss some of the innovative solutions to reduce the overall pollution and the world number one an air purifier air purifiers or air cleaners are devices that remove contaminants in the air of a room these devices are commonly marketed as being beneficial to people who are suffering from allergies and asthma and it can reduce or eliminate secondhand tobacco smoke air purifiers can be used in industry or at home to remove the smallest but most dangerous particles from the air basically it consists of a pre-filter carbon filter and HEPA filter pre-filter removes large dust particles whereas a carbon filter removes dangerous of gases from the air while a HEPA filter is the most important one which filters out the smallest particles of 2.5 microns these air purifiers are portable and affordable and can clean up to 99% of the air so without a doubt it's amazing [Music] number two electric induction technology the combustion of natural gases and solid fuels can cause damage to our health and be hazardous natural gases in their original States contain radon and benzene chemicals which may cause cancer electromagnetic or magnetic induction technology is the newest way of cooking which produces an electro-motive force across an electrical conductor in a changing magnetic field however new lower-cost and efficient induction cookers are entering the markets and are proving to be a viable option in countries like Nepal and India when an adequate electricity source exists electric induction cooking is environmentally friendly and a better way to reduce indoor air pollution number three electric vehicles passenger vehicles and heavy-duty trucks are the major sources of air pollution which includes ozone particulate matter and other smog-forming emissions to solve these problems we have to use electric cars which are increasingly becoming more popular nowadays Tesla has released three electric cars model three Model S and Model X these are the safest cars with the lowest probability of injury on a single charge model three can go up to 310 miles while Tesla Roadster can go up to 620 miles at a speed of 250 miles per hour electric vehicles offer potential air quality improvements especially related to no.2 and carbon monoxide at the same time electric motors are three to four times more efficient than gasoline or diesel engines Tesla also launched Tesla's semi truck in 2017 on a full charge this truck can go up to 500 miles or 805 kilometers which is actually surprisingly good number forms China's air purifier tower recently the Chinese government has constructed a 100 meter high air purification tower in the City of John and Shanxi Province the aim was to reduce the smog levels in the city it's the largest air purifier tower in the world to date according to the head of research they observed improvements in the quality of air over an area of 10 square kilometers in the city over the past few months the tower has produced more than 10 million cubic meters of fresh and clean air here polluted air is sucked in heated up and then circulated through multiple layers of cleaning filters artificially it removes pollutants from the atmosphere such as PM 2.5 nitrates and sulfur dioxide which are the most harmful to human health according to its original design this full sized tower will reach 500 meters high with a diameter of 200 meters this tower size will capture pollutants approximately in 30 square kilometers and be capable of purifying the air for small sized cities number 5 air quality meter [Music] [Applause] scientific evidence has indicated that indoor air pollution can be worse than outdoor pollutants and large and industrialized cities many products and chemicals are used inside the home for cooking and heating and for appliances in home decor these are primary sources of indoor air pollutants air pollution sensors are available in the market which are devices that detect and monitor the presence of air pollution in the surrounding area many AQI meters measures ozone particulate matter of 2.5 and 10 microns carbon monoxide sulfur dioxide and nitrous oxide they can be used for both indoor and outdoor environments number six renewable energy sources renewable energy is the energy that is produced from clean sources like solar energy wind energy hydroelectric power geothermal energy and biomass let's discuss solar energy first solar energy is radiant light and heat from the Sun that is harnessed using a range of ever-evolving technologies such as solar heating photo optics solar thermal energy solar architecture molten salt power plants and artificial photosynthesis Noora complex is the world's largest concentrated solar power plant located in the Sahara Desert this project has a 580 megawatt capacity and is expected to provide electricity for over 1 million people once completed by 2020 Wednes energy describes the process by which wind is used to generate electricity wind turbines convert the kinetic energy in the wind into mechanical power and then a generator can convert mechanical power into electricity Gansu wind farm in China produces 8,000 megawatts of electricity and is expected to grow in capacity to 20,000 megawatts by 2020 hydroelectric power or hydropower is the most common type of hydroelectric power plant that uses a dam on a river to store water in a reservoir water released from the reservoir flows through a turbine spinning it which in turns activates a generator to produce electricity in 2012 the Three Gorges Dam in China took over the first spot of the largest hydroelectric dam in terms of electricity production it has a generating capacity of twenty two thousand five hundred megawatts number seven carbon dioxide extractor global research technologies LLC has announced its success an ongoing research and development of a proprietary air capture system to remove carbon dioxide co2 from the atmosphere the co2 air capture process that GRT has developed is a sophisticated breakthrough beyond earlier concepts it has a tremendous value for all of humanity which will result in slowing down global warming number eight innovative exhaust filters algae Mobil Appling Oh high school student has won an award from the Environmental Protection Agency for his environmentally-friendly invention it cleans up car exhaust that would normally pollute the air Parrom jegi a 17 year old inventor designed a device called the algae mobile which is inserted into the exhaust pipe on the backside of a car through photosynthesis algae inside the aluminum alloy tube converts carbon dioxide into oxygen and releases it into the air for humans to breathe meat air Inc the world's first Inc made out of air pollution founded by gravity labs a group of MIT Media Lab it uses a patented device called Cal Inc to carry out the filtration of soot which contains carbon and other polluting agents like heavy metals and carcinogens number nine breathe the most intelligent anti-pollution mask produced to dates is breeze it filters particles threatening new to your daily life from the fine particles to bacteria it allows you to breathe comfortably and doesn't generate moisture while exhaling its unique design allows your face to be visible as user-friendly design is rechargeable has a smart fan and effective filter the integrated fan helps you to breathe through the filter and it's intelligent learning program can adjust the air for in accordance to individuals breathing frequency breeze is equipped with anti PM 2.5 filters which provides you protection against the most harmful and tiniest pollution particles number chant n95 mask a disposable n95 mask is a safety device that covers the nose and mouth and protects the wearer for breathing the most hazardous substances an n95 mask protects you from breathing and small particles in the air such as dust and mold nose filter now a team of innovators from Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi is offering another solution a tiny respiratory filter that can be stuck in the nose to restrict particular matters from entering the body without hampering your breathing thanks for watching which technology impressed you the most let me know the reasons in the comments section below subscribe to TTI and be my friend I'll see you guys in my next episode peace and breathe 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