India’s Own ‘smog Tower’ May Help Combat Delhi Air Pollution


India’s Own ‘smog Tower’ May Help Combat Delhi Air Pollution

As the city grapples with dangerous levels of air pollution, a Delhi-based start-up has designed a 40-feet-tall purifier which it claims could provide clean air to 75,000 people living in the three-kilometre radius around it. Kurin Systems has recently got the patent for the “world’s largest as well as the strongest air purifier” published by the World Intellectual Property Organization, its co-founder Pavneet Singh Puri said.

Specially designed keeping the national capital’s air condition in mind, a single one of these purifiers can provide clean air in the three-km radius of their placement impacting the lives of 75,000 people, Puri told PTI. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), India is home to six of the top 10 polluted cities in the world with Delhi sitting on the top of the list.

As many as 1.2 million people die every year in India due to air pollution, a Greenpeace report published last year showed. The purifier, which Kurin calls the ‘City Cleaner’ measures 40 feet in height and 20 feet on each side. It will have the capacity to clean 32 million cubic metres of air per day, its makers said. Read more

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