Delhi’s air pollution levels have been reaching dangerous levels, and a startup has a solution for it. According to a report by Times Of India, Delhi based startup, Kurin systems, revealed a 40 foot tall air purifier, that could be the much needed solution to the city’s growing air pollution levels.

A single machine can provide purified air to almost 75,000 people living within a three kilometer radius. The makers informed Times of India, the purifier, which Kurin has named the ‘City Cleaner’, will be 20 feet wide and will be 40 feet tall. The purifier will also be able to clean 32 million cubic metres of air per day. “The device will be able to take in air from all 360-degree angles and generate 1,300,000 cubic metres of clean air per hour,” they informed Times of India.

The report also revealed details on the workings of the machine. It will have 48 fans to propagate air flow and will generate energy through solar panels. The air will be purified by using the H14 grade highly effective particulate arrestance (HEPA) filter which can clean up to 99.99 per cent of the particulate matter present in the air.

The co-founder, Pavneet Singh Puri told Times of India, “This device won’t need electric grids to function as we can run it solely on solar power if there is adequate space. It will be cost-effective and environmentally friendly.”

“I really feel that clean air only at home is not a solution. Mass air cleaning should be a part of the growth and development agenda too, as clean air should not be available only to a section of society which has the money to buy the at-home purifiers,” Puri added.

Puri also revealed how the purifiers will be much more efficient than the smog towers installed in China. He said, “What we have planned to develop will be the worlds largest and the strongest air purifier. China has already witnessed huge success with their Smog Tower in Xian which has been successfully able to clean 10 million cubic metres of air daily. But our product will be to clean three times of that number.” 

According to the report, the machine will only take four months to be completely built, and one tower would cost around 1.75 to 2 crores.

According to a Greenpeace report, as many as 1.2 million people die from air pollution every year in India. With a scary figure like that, we hope the government takes the right step to curb Delhi’s pollution problem, all before it’s too late.

 

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