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2019-02-11   12:52:29   INGLÉS
Towers with microalgae that filter air like trees would is developed

Mexico, Feb. 11 (Notimex).- The Technological Institute of Higher Studies of Monterrey (ITESM, for its acronym in Spanish) announced the details of Biourban, biofiltration system of atmospheric pollutants that manages to improve air quality, as if they were artificial trees .

The project is in charge of Mexican student Carlos Monroy Sampieri, and when starting the creation of a company with this proposal, he was winner of the Heineken Green Challenge, during the INCMtY 2018 entrepreneurship festival, organized by ITESM.

The new company works with microalgae that capture and filter atmospheric pollutants; Through photosynthesis, the algae transform carbon dioxide into oxygen and expel biomass, which can be used as a compost or to make biofuel.

According to the website of the institute, microalgae are something that already exists and is in the environment, which serves to make products without pollution.

Monroy Sampieri explained that "everything has a biological principle, that's why we use living organisms. We are not altering the environmental footprint, and we do not generate garbage or something that requires a process that contaminates, "he added.

The towers have sensors that monitor the quality of the air and are self-sustaining, since they work with solar energy.

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