Delhi Gets First WAYU Air Pollution Control Device

Delhi Gets First WAYU Air Pollution Control Device
Air Pollution Control Device

Delhi Gets First WAYU Air Pollution Control Device

The Indian government has inaugurated a unique air pollution control device WAYU (Wind Augmentation Purifying Unit) in Delhi, that can purify air in a area of 500 meter square. 

Delhi Gets First WAYU Air Pollution Control Device

Delhi Gets First WAYU Air Pollution Control Device - Around 54 such devices will be installed by October 15 in Delhi, which gets hit by a wave of smog thanks to man-made air pollution in the surrounding region, coupled with vehicular emission.

WAYU generates wind in order to dilute the air pollutants and removes the active pollutants like carbon (charcoal) with the help of one fan and filter.

It's developed by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research - National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-NEERI).

Equipped with two ultraviolet lamps and half a kilo of activated carbon coated with special chemical Titanium Dioxide, WAYU can also remove poisonous gases such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and carbon monoxide. What's more, it consumes only half a unit of electricity for every 10 hours of operation, and has a maintenance cost of Rs 1,500 per month, which is very reasonable at the government level.

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