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.
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.