Recent Technology has brought a device that can clear 30 trillion litres of air every year by fitting it to around 22000 cabs.
Benefiting from the air pollution is something world needs right now and Graviky labs, from Bangalore( India) invented a device that can produce ink made out of emitted carbon particles from air and this might be the world’s first ink ,a useful product of the air pollution.
“30 ml of AIR INK can negate 45 minutes of air pollution. A single air ink pen approximately contains 45-50 minutes of diesel air pollution.Even if just 15 percent of world’s black ink supply is replaced by AIR INK ,we could end up in cutting a lot of air pollution” says the co founder of Graviky Lab, Anirudh Sharma.
“As an experiment we created a prototype that can capture carbon in the air and turn it into ink at MIT Media Lab in Cambridge ,MA and soon we learned that many environmentalists and artists around the world loved it. Thus our journey has begun” says Anirudh.
This lab can replace carbon in the atmosphere by converting it into a safe, high quality and water resisting markers and printing ink. AIR INK is produced by a device named KAALINK which is attached to the exhaust pipe of the vehicle from where outgoing harmful pollutants are collected and undergo a process in the lab to eliminate 95% of carbon soot and carcinogens to make the end product safe to use.
In 2016,as a part of promoting campaign the company released a video of AIR INK which inspired many artists around the world.
Dibarah Mahmoob,an Illustrator from Dhaka shared her opinion that we need art not just for beauty but also for social and political purposes and creating environmental awareness using art made out of air pollution can give a purpose to the art we produce.
A muralist from Hong Kong, Kristopher Ho said “AIR INK provides an environmentally friendly option for creatives that too in high quality”
Sneha Shresta, an artist and promoting campaign team member says “ As an artist,using AIR INK gave my art more meaning and I wrote with ink worth 3 hours of pollution in Bangalore (India). We are promoting this product globally even in UK by welcoming artists from five major cities London, Leeds, Glasgow, Southampton and Nottingham to showcase their art made from AIR INK.”
Artworks created with Air-Ink will be displayed here in the UK . This collaborative initiative with Tiger is a beautiful fusion of technology, science, and art.
The gallery is open from today until Wednesday in Brixton – an area that surpassed its annual air pollution limit five days into 2017.The next city in the Air-Ink journey will be in London to help scale up the technology to create a positive impact.