Many small innovations can do great when it comes about purifying air. Belgium researchers invented a device that purify polluted air by using sunlight along with this they generate the hydrogen gas that can be stored for power.
Sammy verbruggen the chief scientist of this project stated in one interview that they added both features in one device. He further added that Hydrogen generation was one project while purifying air was another.
Sammy was working with different teams on the both processors who has already spent their years on this subject. This research was held at University of Antwerp, where scientists had been researching with a combine feature of sunlight and air purification.
On the other hand, at the University of leuven a separate team of scientists were working on a cell that can produce hydrogen separately from water. However, this both team were working on the brain child of Mr. Sammy verbruggen and he was monitoring the both projects closely.
The objective of creating this device is to purify the air from various chemicals which can put the life of human being in danger at any time. In the recent research done by Verbruggen’s team has showed that continues savage of the chemicals generated by mainly the printing and copy machine units can cause severe headache, dizziness, eye irritation and asthma attack. This research encourages them to create an air purifier that can save the life of human being.
Verbruggen with his team has built up the air purifier by creating a gas from various components which include menthol, acetic acid and ethanol. At one side of the device the tube stored polluted air into one cell. On the other part natural light enters in the tube through a transparent window. The moment light and polluted air get into connection, they tears apart small molecules.
In this procedure protons get free and collect on the other side. After that one platinum catalyst makes it convert into hydrogen gas that helps to extract the purified air.With this device you can purify the waste savage and air along with recovering the stored energy that is present in the molecules. The source of this light is solar energy.
The mission is objected for cleaning the environment and producing clear and purified air along with the clean energy which can add up value in the environment and save up the negative effects of industries or manufacturing unit.