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Cleaning the Air with Roof Tiles

Students develop titanium dioxide roof tile coating that removes up to 97 percent of smog-causing nitrogen oxides
A team of University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering students created a roof tile coating that when applied to an average-sized residential roof breaks down the same amount of smog-causing nitrogen oxides per year as a car driven 11,000 miles.
They calculated 21 tons of nitrogen oxides would be eliminated daily if tiles on one million roofs were

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