Scientists at Graviky Labs along with the company Air-Ink in India came up and have developed a great way to help with air pollution. Their idea came from the amount of pollution in India and the companies aim to help reduce the pollutants in the air as well as help reduce global warming. This means that air pollution from vehicles and chimneys will be turned into ink, and the company Air-Ink sells pens and refills using the ink made from pollution ready to use for art and everyday work.
Air-Ink sells a 0.7mm round tip pen which is a fine point pen for everyday use and needs about 40 minutes of capturing pollutants to make one pen. There is also a 2mm round tip pen which is ideal for shading and small details on art work. This 2mm pen needs about 50 minutes of capturing pollutants to make one pen. The 15mm chisel tip pen produces thick lines and needs about 2 hours and 10 minutes of capturing pollutants to make one pen.
The 50mm wide tip pen is ideal for large art pieces and needs the same amount of pollution as needed to make the chisel tip pen. There is also a 600ml spray can which covers all surfaces in the ink and dries fast. The spray can needs about 33 hours and 20 minutes of capturing pollutants to make one can. A refill contains 250ml of ink and can be used to refill all of the pens and spray cans. The refill needs about 13 hours and 50 minutes of capturing pollutants to make.
A system called KAALINK is fitted onto the exhaust of a vehicle or attached to chimneys and the engine is switched on, or there is smoke going up the chimney, the KAALINK captures the emissions from the exhaust. The electronics within this system are waterproof and heatproof and the system captures up to 95% of the emissions.
The soot is taken from the KAALINK system in the labs. The carcinogens and heavy metals are removed from the pollutants, and after going through this process, a pigment is left which consists of a lot of carbon. The pigment is what makes the inks in the pens.