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    Mar032012

    Innovative Filters Made In Colombia Reduce Emissions

    Colombia has developed a filter from a certain type of material and a specific structure that allows diesel engines to greatly reduce the emission of harmful gases into the atmosphere, specifically the large particles that cause serious risk to the human respiratory systems.

    Engineering Ceramic Filter prototype

    The pollution problem has become a major concern of mankind, so any initiative to help support the environment is well received all over the world. However, in countries like Colombia, where technological innovation is not exactly a strength, projects led by researchers such as Jairo Escobar, a researcher at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of the Andes, lack the momentum and the application they aspire to achieve.

    Escobar designed a device built from a series of materials called "engineering ceramics", which uses a foam-like matrix as the basis of its structure. This filter is designed to stop harmful particles containing gases from diesel engines, generating a tremendous advantage over conventional filters and significantly reduces long-term costs, as their market price ranges from $1,500 and $3,000 while further reducing repair costs for damage to the engines themselves.

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