British students develop a device to catch dust from tires

British students develop a device to catch dust from tires

September 17, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Tire dust is the second largest source of pollution in the world’s oceans.

A group of students from the UK have developed a device that is able to catch particles of tires that break down when cars are moving. For this development they have already received the James Dyson Award. According to British experts, dust from crumbling tires is responsible for half of the emissions of particulate matter into the atmosphere from road transport.

The device is a mechanism that adheres very tightly to the tire surface and traps even the smallest particles of the tires using static electricity. According to the developers, such a device can capture up to 60% of solid particles generated when a car is moving.

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Provided that the place of cars with internal combustion engines is replaced by electric cars, the main air pollution will occur precisely due to tire particles. In addition, on electric vehicles, the number of such particles will be even greater due to the fact that they are heavier. Currently, a team of students is working on obtaining a patent for their invention.