Technology Saves The Day? This Is How Delhi’s Air May Be Cleared Of 90 Per Cent Of Its PM2.5 Pollutants

Technology Saves The Day? This Is How Delhi’s Air May Be Cleared Of 90 Per Cent Of Its PM2.5 PollutantsPollution in New Delhi. (K Asif/India Today Group/Getty Images)

Perhaps Delhi’s air pollution woes, which keep getting worse every passing day might have a sustainable solution after all. On Tuesday (30 October), a technology that could help purify ground-level air, gained certification from the National Physical Laboratory of India (NPLI). This technology, which is now in its pilot stage, is also expected work in open environments, as reported by Economic Times.

According to NPLI, if this technology called ‘CleanAirZone’, goes mainstream, it could help cut down pollution of PM 2.5 (Particulate Matter) by as much as 90 per cent. PM 2.5 are tiny particles in the air that reduce visibility and cause the air to appear hazy when levels are elevated.

Sukhbir Sidhu, founder and CEO, Evergen Systems which developed the technology, has claimed that this technology can be installed in a wide variety of public places like hospitals, schools and bus stands.

The technology makes use of a proprietary dual purifier system that uses a combination of nanoparticles and chemical media to remove both dust particles and harmful gases like NOx, SOx etc.

According to a WHO (World Health Organisation) report, air pollution is the cause of around 10 per cent of deaths among children worldwide. A World Bank study released in 2016 revealed that India lost about $221 billion in 2013 due to the absence of breathable air.