INDIA : Converting diesel exhaust fumes into ink to reduce pollution
In India, about 1.1 million people die every year due to the adverse effects of air pollution on their health.
Turning diesel fumes into ink to limit pollution has always been the challenge of Indian engineers. Their goal: to drastically diminish the level of pollutants in the fumes released by diesel generators, particularly when these generators are used to produce electricity during chronic shortages of electrical power supply.
The device they have developed is connected to the generators and captures up to 90% of highly polluting soot particles. This soot is then sold to the ink manufacturers for recycling.
Up to now, 53 machines have already been sold to Indian state companies, 500 kg soot have been collected and 20 000 litres of ink produced…