New Delhi: A purifier station, the first of
its kind in the country, has filtered air of pollutants by
95-99 per cent by working like artificial lungs here.
Manufactured by Italian firm, `Systemlife,` the purifier
installed at Connaught Place is equipped with a laser
spectrometer Grimm collected nearly 2 kgs of toxic particulate
in 35 days test for a total of 860 hours, scientist P
Garibaldi told reporters on Tuesday.
"The system had collected more than 20 trillion particles
comprising harmful compounds such as Carbon, Silion, Chlorine,
Zinc, Aluminium, Ferrous since March 6, says the study. But
the output air has been found to be almost perfectly cleaned
up," he added.
The machine that captures the fine particulates created
by fuel combustion and the pollutants produced by vehicles was
installed in association with NDMC at the heart of the
Particulate matter, microbe charges and pollutants from
the air pass through a five-stage filtering process and
releases clean air in the atmosphere by working as a
From the health and environment point of view, the most
dangerous dust particles are those having a diameter of less
than 10 microns (PM10) which has the ability to penetrate the
deepest parts of the respiratory tracts.
"The machine is helping in reducing airborne
concentration of particulate matter and other pollutants
treating from 10,000 to 15,000 cubic meters of air an hour,
capturing up to 95 per cent of all particulate matter
including the harmful one," the scientist added.
Poor industry emission management, diesel-based vehicles
and use of old technology were some of the possible reasons
for such high particulate level in the atmosphere, he said.
The machine is used across Europe, but this is the first
time it is being tested in India.
NDMC Chairman Parimal Rai said the results were being
analysed. Since the project would entail cost, we will have to
see whether we can go through public-private partnership model
to install more such stations in our area.