Air pollution, filled with smoke, pollen, methane and carbon dioxide, has been identified as the cause of higher disease risks and rising temperatures. But what if there were a way of extracting chemicals from the air and converting them into new, useful materials — cleaning the air and providing economic opportunities in the process?
Anirudh Sharma, founder and head of Graviky Labs, has done just that. Through a world-first technique his company uses a machine to capture carbon from the air and turn it into high-grade AIR-INK. This is then used by artists for screen printing, on bags and clothes.
Gravinky says that to date, 150kg of particular matter has been recycled, cleaning a whopping 1.6 trillion litres of air.
The company is on the verge of going even further: its KAALINK machine can fit on the end of diesel generators and other fossil fuel chimney stacks to capture up to 99% of the “particular matter pollution”.