According to the World Health Organisation, the transport sector is the largest contributor to air pollution and subsequently, climate change. As the reduction of CO2 emissions becomes a progressively urgent matter for many city councils and governments around the world, there is a growing demand for systems and innovations designed to reduce air pollution. One such design is the Eco Mushroom – a solar powered streetlight that is able to absorb pollution.
The Eco Mushroom street lamp specifically targets urban road networks that have become high-pollution areas. Powered by solar energy, the compact LED streetlight is equipped with a device called a scrubber, which is able to absorb CO2. Polluted air is pulled through four ducts then passed through the light’s central Air Purification System (APS) and finally released as purified air through a vent positioned on the pole portion of the structure.
A series of Eco Mushrooms installed alongside a busy road network can result in a significant reduction of CO2 emissions, and provide air-quality information for monitoring pollution on the roads.