Nanotypes 2013 11 07 grey
The project consists in the creation of an artificial tree that breathes, purifies air and that holds pollutants with its artificial leaves treated with the product (photo-catalytic Titanium dioxide - TiO2).
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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FOR A BETTER WORLD
The modern world is experiencing a
period of transition between the
exploitation of the planet and the
development environmentally friendly.
THE MOST POLLUTED
CITIES IN THE WORLD
Today, we all know that we need to
reverse the trend of exploitation of the
resources that the Earth provides us with
and that are being depleted.
The major industrial nations and emerging
countries have modified the macro
TRAFFIC AND WATER POLLUTION
The big cities have often become
uninhabitable because of air pollution,
presence of carbon dioxide and
particulate matter over the sustainable
The images below and to the right part
of the page show the city's emblematic
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
HONG KONG, CHINA
Even the global warming constitutes a
negative aspect that needs a change:
it’s time to reverse the trend.
We must develop all the elements and
the innovative processes to improve the
world and make the planet a better
place in harmony with nature.
NEY YORK, USA
The current research is trying to solve the
environment problems; nanotechnology
helps us to find simple and real solutions
to complex problems.
Air pollution can deal with a simple and
Photo-catalytic Titanium dioxide’s (TiO2)
function allows us to take advantage of
micro-particles struck by sunlight and
artificial light to activate a “nanotech
reaction” that purifies the air eliminating
pollutants, particulates, impurities and, at
the same time, purifies air and
DROPS ON A LEAF
The principle of this product can be
defined as an "improved nanotech
THE BIRTH OF A TREE
This issue presents an innovative proposal:
a simple and effective way to understand
the potential of photo-catalytic Titanium
In a polluted town where trees, grass and
natural elements disappeared, there is no
longer the "lung" that allows the city to
breathe and renew oxygen.
Cars, trucks, building’s heating systems,
industries and factories produce smog
In this scenario, the real and simple
application of photo-catalytic Titanium
dioxide (TiO2) is re-creating the natural
TiO2 FUNCTIONAL SCHEME
SKETCHES AND DRAWINGS
The project consists in the creation of an
artificial tree that breathes, purifies air
and that holds pollutants with its artificial
leaves treated with the product (photocatalytic Titanium dioxide - TiO2).
Our trees can be used in all cities and in
the small towns where it is necessary to
"improve" the air quality and make the
environment a better place to live.
Our tree can stand alone or be a part of
a "man-made wood“.
In both the situations it can give oxygen
to the besieged city from the traffic and
take pollution off.
TIO2 ACTION SCHEMES
The basic idea of the project consists in
using the technical characteristics of
TiO2; we can create any kind of product
that can be used outdoor.
When the sun rays hits the surface, we
can get the reaction that degrades
Our first idea consist in creating an
artificial forest that can help world’s air
cleaning: every tech tree can be used
alone or in group.
The same product can be used for
different types of product, for instance,
advertising, banners, tents, buildings and
all the useful surfaces.
The first idea has also symbolic intention:
we suggest that our “tech tree” can
contribute to save the atmosphere even
better than any other natural tree .
It’s the first but not the only one use we
can do of the product; in fact, the
important thing is the reaction of TiO2
that can be used in infinite ways to
improve the environment.
Starting from this first easy approach, we
can find a huge quantity of different
applications and uses.
TiO2 TECHNICAL TREE DESIGN
Our tree is built by modules that can
compose infinite shapes and sizes to
create different "trees".
These are simple elements: the structure
is made of linear steel elements with
stiffener rings and leaves made by tufts
treated with TiO2.
We can use our "tech trees" both single
as well as in group, to create a forest or
a wood, a tree-lined boulevard or a
garden with trees and bushes, all
We can also create a simple free standing
sculpture with any kind of geometrical
shape and the same TiO2 functions.
is a project by:
Pier Angelo Lissi
Images and render
IDEA Srl and 4DRAW Snc
What the “nanotech trees” cannot do: