Cycling is the environmentally-friendly way to travel. It doesn’t require fuel, it doesn’t produce emissions that contribute to greenhouse gases, and it doesn’t require electricity (which is produced by burning coal.) Taking bicycles one step further is the team from Lightfog Creative and Design with the Air Purifier Bike.
Not only does it come with all the usual benefits of riding a bike, but it also comes with a built-in air purification system. It’s a neat idea, but the specifics that the team provided with regards to the system is mind-boggling, though.
For one, the designers explain that it uses a photosynthesis system to transform carbon dioxide into oxygen. As far as I know, only plants are capable of doing that, and unless they can back their machinery up with scientific data, then they definitely lose a lot of points there.
Air-Purifier Bike incorporates an air filter that screens dust and pollutants from the air, a photosynthesis system (including a water tank) that produces oxygen, an electric motor, and a battery. While it is being ridden, air passes through the filter at the front of the bike, where it is cleaned before being released toward cyclist.
Even if they did come up with such a system, can the battery really provide the power to keep the reaction going? A bike with built-in conventional filtration systems sounds good enough to me.
What do you think?
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