As a student, Ryan Jacob CAE set up the Clean Air Engineering initiative. When he is not busy going to college, engaging in fitness, or enjoying the NFL and NBA, he looks for innovative ways to improve air quality. By founding CAE Ryan Jacob hopes to improve air quality all over the world, starting in California. He has been an abject defendant of lowering carbon emissions and becoming more sustainable since being very young and he now uses his knowledge to further that. He lately came across some news on unusual ways in which people are improving overall air quality and he wished to share this with others.
Ryan Jacob CAE on Improving Air Quality
By now, everybody should know about the things that we can recycle. Glass, metal, plastic, cardboard, paper, and so on, can all find its way back into new production, instead of requiring more resources. However, there are also some resources that can be recycled that are less obvious, including air.
It was in the news in December that an artist from China had created a brick using the smog that blankets the city. He is known as “Nut Brother” and used a simple vacuum to hoover up over 100 grams of smog straight from the air. He mixed this with clay and created a brick that he hoped would raise awareness of the problems China is facing.
China is not alone in this. In November, and artists from the Netherlands had a similar idea, turning pollution into jewelry. He created a 23 foot device that would suck up smog and spit clean air back out. He then collected the particles of smog and turned those into rings. While these are all fantastic projects, they are, unfortunately, insufficient to resolve pollution.
However, Ryan Jacob has seen an Indian innovator who hopes to change this completely. He wants to use black smoke, which comes out of car mufflers and chimneys, and turn it into printer ink. This is a simple chemical process that could make a huge difference to the world because it repurposes pollution into something that the planet actually needs.
Indeed, Sharma, the Indian engineer, has called this “black oil”. He removes impurities and carcinogens, adds a bit of oil and water, and creates beautiful oil. This was a research project to start with but has now took off and is being turned into a reality. This is something that has greatly inspired Ryan Jacob, because it is precisely what he aims to do with his Clean Air Engineering project: he wants to use his knowledge and expertise, which he is still building on now, and turn it into something that will have a positive impact on the world as a whole.
Already, various businesses in California have expressed an interest in CAE Ryan Jacob’s ideas and it looks like he’s on track to do good things. He feels that clean air is vital to the survival of this planet, of humanity, and of all the things we have come to love and take for granted.