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Smog Tower in Delhi

  • 26 Nov 2019
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A smog tower is being planned for the National Capital Region (NCR)-Delhi to create a clean air zone in the region.

  • The smog tower is one of the devices to control air pollution in NCR-Delhi.
  • It is expected to reduce particulate matter by 50% in the area.
  • The filters being installed would use carbon nanofibres as a major component.
  • The proposed smog tower is focused only on reducing particulate matter load at present.
  • It will majorly help to reduce the severity of air pollution in NCR-Delhi.

Smog Tower

  • Smog towers are structures designed to work as large-scale air purifiers.
  • They are usually fitted with multiple layers of air filters, which clean the air of pollutants as it passes through them.
  • China has the world’s largest smog tower and has reduced PM 2.5 by 19% in an area of around 6 sq km in the tower’s vicinity.

Source: IE

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