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Mexico City's smog-capture building
« on: December 28, 2013, 03:45:27 PM »
World news? Science?

Via the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-25538944

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New technology is being used in a building in Mexico City that transforms pollutants into harmless chemicals.

The structure is made out of titanium dioxide, which its designers claim produces water and carbon dioxide from the city's smog.

Andrew Humphrey reports.


Video report at link.

If accurate, this has the potential to be huge.
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Re: Mexico City's smog-capture building
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2013, 03:48:16 PM »
It would be huge, particularly in Mexico City, which is a horrendous pollution trap since it sits in the bottom of a bowl formed by a long-extinct volcano.  I recall driving out of Mexico City one time, looking back and seeing a clear line of demarcation, with dark grey pollution below, and clear blue sky above.


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