Ultra Cooling and the Pollution Pods

Pollution Pods by Michael Pinsky - UK Tour, Summer 2019

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A carefully mixed recipe emulates the relative presence of ozone, particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide and carbon monoxide which pollute these cities. Starting from the hosting city, the visitor will pass through increasingly polluted cells, from dry and cold locations to hot and humid.

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Six geodesic domes are connected to form a ring. Within each dome the air quality of six global cities is recreated. A carefully mixed recipe emulates the relative presence of ozone, particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide and carbon monoxide which pollute these cities. Starting from the hosting city, the visitor will pass through increasingly polluted cells, from dry and cold locations to hot and humid.

We were approached by the team of Cape farewell to help re-install the refrigerated unit in order to create the contrasting climates. The unit required installing and electrically connecting along with the addition of refrigerant in order for the exibition to work.

Once the exibition had come to an end we also needed to correctly diss connect the equiptment and remove the refrigerant correctly to make the unit safe for the next HVAC engineer to install on the exibitions next adventure.

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Our team thorouhghly enjoyed the oppertunity to be a part of this thought prevoking exhibition which visually and physically demonstrates the different air qualities around the globe. 

"Air pollution is a major public health risk and we have to take urgent steps to tackle the issue in Greater Manchester. It’s also vital that we raise awareness of the issue and the Pollution Pods provide a really innovative and interesting way of getting people involved in the debate. It’s free and will leave you far better informed about the impact of poor air quality on your health, so I would urge anyone who can make it to come along and find out more"
ANDY BURNHAM, MAYOR OF GREATER MANCHESTER
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