FIVE CITYTREES HAVE BEEN INSTALLED IN CORK AT PATRICK STREET AND GRAND PARADE
I am willing to bet that this new street furniture is going to attract a huge amount of negative comment.
Using Internet Of Things (IOT) technology, these items of street furniture, containing a mixture of moss cultures, filter harmful pollutants out of the air.
CityTrees are being installed in Cork city centre as a site-specific solution to the challenge of air pollution and to support public health across the city. Each CityTree can filter the air usage equivalent of up to 7,000 people per hour.
The moss absorbs air pollutants such as particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) and emits clean air. The moss acts as a filter to ‘trap’ and ‘eat’ fine dust making it a sustainable and regenerative fine dust filter.
The trees contain different mosses with fully automated water and nutrient provision based on a unique Internet of Things process controlling technology. Air filtering performance is regularly measured using air quality sensors and the plants’ requirements are measured in real-time.