Just after the Sub-prime Crises, in a time
period between 1990 and 2009, a Study published in the Journal of Forensic
Sciences showed that 90% of the Banknotes in circulation in the United States
contained traces of cocaine, the study also noticed that this amount was increasing in comparaison with previous studies._
The Banker is a project of a machine that
counts, cleans and then extracts the traces of cocaine transported by the
The top floor is composed of a
banknotes counting machine and the main display to control the machine. The banknotes are then sent to the
washing unit on the second floor, thanks to different solvents the banknotes
are cleaned-up and the “dirty juice” is sent to the centrifuge on the third
Finally the recovered solution goes through an HPLC and a mass-spectrograph for
the cocaine crystals to be extracted.
Banknotes counting machine with a system
to extract traces of cocaine transported on banknotes.
Dimensions: 103 x 120 x 586 cm
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