posted on Mar, 30 2014 @ 07:46 PM
Just looking out of the window this morning and seeing all the city smog going on here and I was wondering if some kind of compressed air and filter
arrangement would not remove most of the suspended particles in the air coming into the house? It would not be an answer to the pollution outside but
at least if it was effective, would give some clean air inside the house.
I was in hospital recently visiting a relative who was on oxygen and they had a bottle of (assumed) water with an airbrick in it with the O2 being
pumped through the airbrick. (similar to what there is in fish tanks) The thought occurred to me that passing the air through water would probably
place most of the particulates into suspension in the water and from there could be extracted according to whatever process extracted the various
chemicals. In bad pollution areas like I live, maybe houses could have things like air-conditioner but air filters which pass the air through various
filters to clean it. Nothing fancy but a simple arrangement.
I know that the air conditioners we have here are not conditioners but coolers and work like 'fridges with coolant needing to be topped up every
couple of years if they stop being effective at cooling. Most houses and apartments have at least one for the lounge and one per bedroom. However,
they do not pull the air in and condition/filter it. I am sure there are air filters you can buy, but trying to examine the possibility of something
simple and relatively cheap. If it is already out there, I have not see people using it here, which is strange.
What kind of electronics would be needed to measure particulate size? If I had the relevant components, could an arduino be used to do this
A few years ago, I remember the US Embassy here was going to publish their version of the particulate size but the government asked them not to cause
confusion...so now we only have the authorities official published figures.