Air Ink

Graviky Labs is among the first, globally, to treat particulate carbon as recyclable waste, and have used bespoke processes to make high-grade AIR-INK from it. Their work enables harmful air pollution to be recycled into new materials.

The team use their proprietary contraption (Kaalink™) retrofitted to the exhaust pipe of vehicles, to capture outgoing pollutants. The soot that is collected by this contraption is treated to remove heavy metals and carcinogens, leaving behind a purified form of carbon. This carbon is used to make a variety of inks and pigments, called AIR INK.

Founded in 2013 by MIT Media Lab alum Anirudh Sharma, with Nikhil Kaushik and Nitesh Kadyan, Graviky Labs has cleaned 1.6 trillion litres of air so far, through Kaalink™ and its output, AIR INK.

AIR INK has been utilised by designers throughout the world, to create dramatic, public artworks that create awareness about environmental pollution. 

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