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New device turns pollution in to printing ink

February 8, 2017 | Comment icon 8 comments



The device can be fitted on to car exhausts. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Ruben de Rijcke
Known as Kaalink, the remarkable invention is designed to help tackle air pollution problems in Asia.
Developed by Indian MIT spinoff company Gravinky Labs, the device can be retrofitted to the exhaust of any existing vehicle and can capture up to 93% of the emitted pollution.

Exactly how it works however remains a closely guarded secret.

"Our device is designed as a clever fusion of electronic sensors, mechanical actuators and a collection system," said company co-founder Anirudh Sharma.
"It is retrofitted to the exhaust pipe of vehicles and mounts through a triangulated screw/clamp-set."

If it proves a success, the device, which takes 45 minutes of exhaust filtering to produce a single ounce of ink, could prove an invaluable tool for reducing pollution in large cities.

It is also set to offer an inexpensive, high-quality alternative to regular ink brands.



Source: Seeker.com | Comments (8)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by jules99 6 years ago
I think its brilliant; I
Comment icon #2 Posted by geraldnewfie 6 years ago
awesome idea
Comment icon #3 Posted by third_eye 6 years ago
Now all we have to do is to get the kids to learn writing with pens again ... ~
Comment icon #4 Posted by Raizenne 6 years ago
Best invention and innovation so far! I hope all country will enact into law the use of this invention.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Parsec 6 years ago
It's very clever! It's like getting blood from a stone! I wonder how the efficiency of the car engine is affected by it and how the consumes increase (if at all).
Comment icon #6 Posted by paperdyer 6 years ago
Clever, yes, but issues. Where do you store the in on your vehicle while driving? Where do you take the ink tohave your container emptied? Does it work on diesels? Does the equipment harm the rest of the exhaust system and as Parsec quipped about the engine efficiency? I'm sure there is some sort of pressure build-up as the exhaust goes through this equipment that would hurt performance or engine itself.
Comment icon #7 Posted by LoveDuet 6 years ago
LOL @ third_eye. Good point. I think it's a decent idea but time would be better spent tackling the overuse of fossil fuels. It's the closing the stable door after the horses have gotten out sort of thing. Not to mention it is probably just another one of those things we'll find out causes cancer. LOL. ("Pollution ink")
Comment icon #8 Posted by paperdyer 6 years ago
@LoveDuet - If there is any free benzene found in the ink, that will be the first cry.


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