Pollution Eating Cement

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Many big metropolitan cities suffer from ugly smog and thick layers of pollution that can leave many with health issues like asthma or allergies. Fortunately a team of Italian inventors have found a solution for this increasing problem, pollution-eating cement.

Western Europe has already started to use the new cement called TX Active in building and streets. The town of Segrete in Northern Italy has repaved a street that sustains 1,000 cars per hour. Italcementi says it has measured 60 percent reduction in nitric oxide on that particular street.txactive.jpg

According to the company, the cement has a photocatalyzer that speeds up the natural oxidation process of pollutants in combination of natural or artificial light. The pollutants are converted into less harmful compounds like water, carbon dioxide or nitrates.

Now, if this was only used in some of United States’ biggest and most dirtiest cities.


8 Responses to “Pollution Eating Cement”

  1. This is a very welcome news for bikers like me. Less pollution on the street, more clean air to breathe, more energy and longer life for all of us. If only all city streets would be paved with this. Thanks for this information.

  2. It looks like a great step forward in our modern day environment-dilemma. So this means citites will not remain as a pollution source in coming future. Finally the Romans had appeared :-)

  3. I’d like to meet the people who came up with the idea in the first place. How the heck did they???!!!? Seems like they should start using that mixture in everything. If just by using that cement you can reduce the amount of pollution by 60%, we might be able to save the earth after all.

  4. I must say, that I can not agree with you in 100%, but that’s just my opinion, which indeed could be wrong.
    p.s. You have a very good template . Where did you find it?

  5. My fellow on Facebook shared this link and I’m not dissapointed that I came to your blog.

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