IIT Kanpur researchers have created a revolutionary technology that transforms air conditioners into reasonably priced air purifiers. The innovative device was conceived and developed using IIT Kanpur’s infrastructure and R&D assistance as the research team discovered a means to convert normal air conditioners into air purifiers during the winter.
This technology is anticipated to benefit a lot of people because smog and pollution are serious problems in many places, especially during the winter. The development is in keeping with IIT Kanpur’s tireless efforts in the field of monitoring and assessing air quality.ADVERTISEMENT
Several state governments and organisations have received help from IIT Kanpur in implementing technologies to combat air pollution.
This technology is offered as a straightforward handy gadget that can be quickly mounted on top of standard air conditioners and used by activating ‘fan mode’.
HOW WERE THESE AIR PURIFIERS CREATED?
The ‘Anti-Microbial Air Purification Technology’ was created by IIT Kanpur in collaboration with scientists from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and is installed in the air filters.
It has undergone testing at a NABL-accredited lab and has demonstrated a 99.24% efficiency in deactivating SARS-CoV-2 (delta variant).