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Frugal Air Filters

This Pollution Air Filter Gets Rid of 99% of Harmful Pollution Particles

— February 27, 2015 — Tech
Scientists at Stanford University have developed a ridiculously effective yet impressively inexpensive pollution air filter. This semitransparent filter is capable of filtering out 99% of what are known as 'PM2.5 particles', which are considered to be the particles most harmful to the human respiratory tract.

These filters could be used to create better protective facemasks, window screens and industrial filtration systems and could even help reduce pollution from cars and smoke stacks. Incredibly, these air filters don't require any power to function making them energy-efficient as well.

With pollution a huge problem worldwide but particularly in booming developing markets like China and India, this inexpensive pollution air filter solution could prove to be a huge boon.
Trend Themes
1. Inexpensive Pollution Air Filters - The development of inexpensive pollution air filters opens up opportunities to create more affordable and accessible protective facemasks, window screens, and industrial filtration systems.
2. 99% Particle Filtering - The ability of pollution air filters to filter out 99% of harmful PM2.5 particles presents opportunities for improving air quality and reducing pollution from cars and smoke stacks.
3. Power-less Air Filters - The energy-efficiency of air filters that don't require any power to function can lead to sustainable and cost-effective air filtration solutions.
Industry Implications
1. Healthcare - The healthcare industry can capitalize on inexpensive pollution air filters by integrating them into protective facemasks for improved respiratory protection against harmful particles.
2. Manufacturing - The manufacturing industry can explore the use of inexpensive pollution air filters for industrial filtration systems, enhancing workplace air quality and reducing harmful emissions.
3. Environmental Technology - The environmental technology industry can leverage power-less air filters to develop sustainable solutions for reducing pollution and improving air quality in urban areas.
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