What in the world: Anti-smog towers

In 2019, anti-smog towers or outdoor air purifiers were floated as an idea for controlling air pollution. Not for the first time. Before the 2010 Commonwealth Games in 2010, an Italian company installed a $300,000-air-filter in Connaught Place, claiming it to be the cleanest spot in Delhi. There are no numbers to back this up, except for the 2.5 … Continue reading What in the world: Anti-smog towers

WAYU: What do we know?

On September 26, 2018, Dr. Harsh Varshan inaugurated WAYU, a device designed by CSIR-NEERI. WAYU (Wind Augmentation PurifYing Unit) — is expected to keep an area of 500 sq m around the unit clean, and such devices are being installed at busy traffic intersections. Each unit costs INR 60,000, and monthly maintenance costs are expected … Continue reading WAYU: What do we know?

Air Quality in Bangalore

Sensors Without Borders is looking for volunteers for an air quality project in Bangalore!   "A call for all Bengaluru-based volunteers in to participate in a one-of-a-kind air quality sensing intiaitive to track to what extent people who live and around major traffic intersections, particualrly during times of congestion, contributes to levels of pollution being … Continue reading Air Quality in Bangalore

Accountability in Air Pollution

Hawa Badlo (Change the Air) You can now report incidences of pollution through construction activities, garbage burning and maintenance of roads in the Delhi National Capital Region (NCR). The Supreme Court of India appointed EPCA (see below for details) with a mandate to improve the air quality in Delhi NCR. EPCA has launched the Hawa Badlo app aiming … Continue reading Accountability in Air Pollution