iida 2010: green heart

biolamp

biolamp by peter horvath from hungary

designer's own words:

Smog consists of carbon-dioxid (CO2) which comes from cars and factories. Smog principally appears in the center of the cities when there is no wind and the temperature is high.

The object I have designed aimed air cleaning and the production of fuel. This solution is combined with street lamps because there are many of them on the streets. Inside the streetlamp there is a liquid, alga mixed with water, which transforms CO2 to oxigen.

How does the lamp work At the upper part of the lamp (pipe1) a ventilator is sucking the smog inside - which streams into the alga liquid. This liquid is being circulated in a spiral system thanks to a pump,which helps the alga absorbing the CO2 better. In the other pipe (pipe2) this progress stops. If we leave the liquid in a standing position it hands down the oxigen . Thanks to the frequency of the street lamps the air cleaning is more effective.

Extra function The sunlight , CO2 and water transforms the alga into biomass. It is known that fuel can be made out of biomass. After the alga liquid is saturated with carbon-dioxid it needs to be led to tubes, which are under the ground. The tubes lead the biomass to the closest filler station. Here, biofuel is made of that for the environmentally friendly cars. After this the street lamps should be refueled with alga.

/The reason why I chosed alga is that: if we raise the alga in plumbed closed systems in plastic pipes, it produces 2-3 thousand times more fuel than for instance soya or corn./


biolamp1

2.lap.jpg biolamp2

3.lap.jpg biolamp3

  • Hi,
    I am Ella, from china. As you know ,china facing a more serious smog nowadays , so we are so interested about this lamp , Could you please offer more information about it? If you are also willing to cooperate with us , please let me know . Thanks so much. Look forward to your reply.
    Ella

    Ella says:

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

comments policy
LOG IN
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

shortlisted entries