kristen tapping, a scholar at london south financial institution college, has created a bicycle wheel with air pollution filters that makes use of motion to actively purify the air. dubbed ROLLOE — roll off emissions — the wheel can take the busiest, most polluted roadways, and with zero vitality, aside from the pedal energy from the bike owner, it goals to deal with one of the vital urgent issues of the fashionable city age: air pollution.
pictures by kristen tapping
‘biking via london, I used to be in a position to see and odor the air pollution coming from tires and tailpipes,’ feedback kristen tapping on the motivation behind her mission. ‘I believed – why not use the motion from automobiles to filter the air? if it appears the product has a future, I could attempt to develop it to a industrial degree.’
ROLLOE was designed to suit throughout the entrance of an ordinary bike body and options preliminary activated carbon and HEPA filters. because the customers cycles across the polluted metropolis, the soiled air enters via the inside cylindrical opening, then its pushed via the set of filters utilizing centrifugal power and its then expelled out via the outside perimeter. tapping estimates the filter ought to be modified as soon as every week or each 250 kms.
ROLLOE has been envisioned first for bike sharing tasks however it may ultimately be for private use too.
designer: kristen tapping
kind: air purifying wheel
winner: design innovation in plastics
juliana neira I designboom
oct 06, 2020