WAYU- Air pollution control device

  • Category
    Environment
  • Published
    29th Sep, 2018
  • The Government recently inaugurated air pollution control device WAYU (Wind Augmentation PurifYing Unit) at ITO in New Delhi.
  • Along with particulate matter the device will remove poisonous gases such as volatile organic compounds and carbon monoxide.

Context

  • The Government recently inaugurated air pollution control device WAYU (Wind Augmentation PurifYing Unit) at ITO in New Delhi.
  • Along with particulate matter the device will remove poisonous gases such as volatile organic compounds and carbon monoxide.

About

  • WAYU (Wind Augmentation PurifYing Unit) has been indigenously developed by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research – National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-NEERI) as part of Technology Development Project being funded by Department of Science and Technology.
  • The device has the capacity to purify air in an area of 500 meter square.
  • The device consumes only half a unit of electricity for 10 hours of running and has a maintenance cost of only Rs. 1500 per month.
  • Working

  • The device works on two principles mainly wind generation for dilution of air pollutants and Active Pollutants removal.
  • It has filters for particulate matter (PM) removal and activated carbon (charcoal) and UV lamps for poisonous gases removal such as Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and Carbon Monoxide.
  • The device has one fan and filter for sucking and removing PM. There are two UV lamps and half kg of activated carbon charcoal coated with special chemical Titanium Dioxide.

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