Pollution is one of the most pressing concerns being faced by mankind right now. One of the biggest contributors to air-pollution are the harmful gasses being emitted out of a vehicle’s exhaust, including high quantities of carbon.
Graviky Labs, a small company based in India, has a unique way of tackling this problem. They want to convert the carbon being emitted out of a vehicle’s exhaust into actual, usable, high-quality, printing ink. For this purpose, they have come up with a device called “Kaalink” and it really works! They claim to have cleaned 1.6 trillion litres of air.
What is Kaalink?
Kaalink is a small device that can be retrofitted to the exhaust pipe of any vehicle. Once installed, it will collect the unburned carbon emitted by the engine due to incomplete completion. Designed using a clever fusion of electronic sensors, mechanical actuators, and a collection system, Kaalink will then filter the carbon and convert it into ‘Air Ink’.
According to Graviky Labs,
It can capture up to 93 percent of the emitted pollution from standard internal combustion engines,
It is capable of producing an ounce of ink in just 45 minutes of exhaust filtering. However, it is pretty limited in terms of functionality. The device needs to be manually installed by drivers. Moreover, according to the company’s co-founder Anirudh Sharma, each device unit is capable of collecting carbon for about two weeks of city driving on average before it needs to be swapped out.
The device can be traded in at Graviky Labs facility in India but the number of facilities is almost non-existent. To make the device more viable for the general consumers, the company has started a KickStarter campaign with the aim of improving the system as well as expanding their processing facilities.