News From The Future – Grime-Fighting Garments Purify Air

News From The Future – Grime-Fighting Garments Purify Air


Grime-fighting garments aim to purify air @ CNN.

It is an unlikely collaboration: She is a fashion designer whose creations have been worn by Madonna, Michael Jackson and Prince while he is a world-renowned polymer chemist.
But together, Helen Storey and Tony Ryan are fusing style and substance to create clothes that purify the air we breathe.

Their “Catalytic Clothing” venture makes use of existing self-cleaning technology found in paints and glass which employ photocatalysts to break down harmful airborne pollutants like nitrous oxide emitted by cars and factories.

Applying it to clothing is novel though, and potentially far more effective says Ryan, the pro-vice chancellor at the UK’s University of Sheffield.
Some rough calculations done while attending a “really boring meeting” at the UK’s Royal Society of Chemistry, revealed that his suit had a surface area of about 80-square meters.

This is really cool, I want all my clothing coated in titanium dioxide (used in self-cleaning glass).

2 thoughts on “News From The Future – Grime-Fighting Garments Purify Air

  1. doudoune canada goose pas cher says:

    ?Il y avait le risque qu¡¯elles se transforment en meeting n¨¦o-nazi?, a expliqu¨¦ mercredi matin le pr¨¦fet de Rome, Giuseppe Pecoraro.
    [url=]doudoune canada goose pas cher[/url]
    doudoune canada goose pas cher

Comments are closed.

Discuss this article with the rest of the community on our Discord server!

current: @adafruit - previous: MAKE, popular science, hackaday, engadget, fallon, braincraft ... howtoons, 2600...

View more articles by Phillip Torrone