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India’s CO2, Pollution, Artificial Rain: How To Survive?

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India is home to 15 of the 20 most polluted cities in the world, with New Delhi named as the capital with the dirtiest air, according to IQ AirVisual, a Swiss-based group that gathers air-quality data globally, and Greenpeace.

Oxygen Bar To Fake Rain: 10 Ways India Tried To Beat Its 'Airpocalypse'

Large swathes of north India, including Delhi - a metropolis of about 20 million - are covered under a thick blanket of toxic air at the onset of winter. Vehicle and industrial emissions, dust from building sites, smoke from the burning of rubbish and burning of crop fields contribute to what is locally dubbed as the 'airpocalypse'.


                                                      India’s CO2, Pollution, Artificial Rain: How To Survive?
                                                                     What makes Delhi's air so deadly


Here are some ways authorities, engineers and companies tried to help Indians breathe easy:

India CO2, Pollution: Solution 1.Delhi's Oxygen Bar

Delhi residents gasping for fresh air could head to Oxy Pure, a bar that offers 15 minutes of "oxygen enriched air" for about $7 in seven different flavours ranging from lavender and lemongrass to cinnamon and spearmint. But it may be a costly affair in a country where the average person spends $1.80 a day, according to research by Goldman Sachs and news website IndiaSpend.

People, oxygen masks

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India CO2, Pollution: Solution 2. Fresh Air In A Can

When pollution spiked to 'hazardous' levels, Indians could go online and order themselves cans of fresh air. Several companies, like Vitality Air in Canada and Indian brand Pure Himalayan Air, sell 'pure air' in 10-litre cans for anywhere between 550 rupees and 5,400 rupees ($75). Estimates suggest that the average adult inhales and exhales about 8 litres of air per minute.

Fresh arir in a bottle, hand

India CO2, Pollution: Solution 3. Wearable air purifier

For those who did not want to be cooped up inside on smoggy days, a wearable air purifier called AirTamer was the answer. The 50 gram gadget, which can be worn as a necklace, emits negative ions that push pollutants away. It sells for nearly 10,000 rupees in Delhi, a city described as a "gas chamber" by its own chief minister and where doctors say the air is as bad as smoking up to 20 cigarettes a day.

India CO2, Pollution: Solution 4. Anti-smog gun

Delhi residents craving clear skies could turn to an anti-smog gun, which ejects fine droplets of water at high speeds to flush out air pollutants. Shaped like a hair dryer and mounted on a flatbed truck, the cannon can blast up to 100 litres of water per minute and get rid of 95% of tiny particulate matter. Critics, however, called it a quick-fix solution that could do little to combat the noxious air.

truck, man, anti smog gun, India

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India CO2, Pollution: Solution 5. Odd-Even Car scheme

New Delhi's authorities restricted the use of private cars for two weeks in November with the so-called "odd-even" system - allowing cars on alternate days, depending on whether their licence plate ended in an odd or even number. The scheme helped little, prompting environmentalists to call for urgent action to combat air pollution.

2 man, cars, green signs odd, even

India CO2, Pollution: Solution 6. Artificial Rain

Authorities in the Indian capital considered cloud seeding developed by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in an effort to trigger rainfall and bring pollution levels down. But the plan was stalled as there were no planes or the technical support available to spray the seeds.

2 cars, man, yellow umbrella, rain

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India CO2, Pollution: Solution 7. Roadside Air Purifiers

Dozens of giant air purifiers were installed at busy intersections of Delhi to combat roadside dust and vehicular pollution. India's top court in November ordered the federal and Delhi governments to install "smog towers" like those in China that can act as pollution vacuum cleaners. Environmentalists, however, termed them as 'band-aid fixes' that did not bring down small particulate matter that can penetrate the lungs and enter the blood system.

man, green air purifiers India, Delhi

India CO2, Pollution: Solution 8. Purifiers At Taj Mahal

Two mobile air purifiers were fitted at the iconic Taj Mahal in November as a toxic haze shrouded the 17th century mausoleum, whose white marble is turning yellow and green weathering filthy air in the world's eighth-most polluted city of Agra.

Thai Mahal, people, smog, India

India CO2, Pollution: Solution 9. Bus Stop Shelters

Providing a small breather for commuters, several bus stops in Delhi were curtained with thick plastic sheets, creating a what local media called a 'fresh air chamber'. But many said it was gimmickry as people had to step out within minutes and expose themselves to smog.

man, bus stop shelter India

India CO2, Pollution: Solution 10. Ink From Pollution

Chakr Innovations, started by IIT engineers, capitalised on fumes from smoke-belching back-up diesel generators by turning the soot into ink and paint. The technology can capture 90% of dangerous pollutants. The company has installed more than 50 such devices in government firms and offices as well as real estate developers.

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India’s CO2, Pollution, Artificial Rain: How To Survive?

India is home to 15 of the 20 most polluted cities in the world, with New Delhi named as the capital with the dirtiest air, according to IQ AirVisual, a Swiss-based group that gathers air-quality data globally, and Greenpeace. Oxygen Bar To Fake Rain: 10 Ways India Tried To Beat Its 'Airpocalypse' Large swathes of north India, including Delhi - a metropolis of about 20 million - are covered under a thick blanket of toxic air at the onset of winter. Vehicle and industrial emissions, dust from building sites, smoke from the burning of rubbish and burning of crop fields contribute to what is locally dubbed as the 'airpocalypse'. {youtube}                                                       India’s CO2, Pollution, Artificial Rain: How To Survive?                                                                      What makes Delhi's air so deadly Here are some ways authorities, engineers and companies tried to help Indians breathe easy: India CO2, Pollution: Solution 1.Delhi's Oxygen Bar Delhi residents gasping for fresh air could head to Oxy Pure, a bar that offers 15 minutes of "oxygen enriched air" for about $7 in seven different flavours ranging from lavender and lemongrass to cinnamon and spearmint. But it may be a costly affair in a country where the average person spends $1.80 a day, according to research by Goldman Sachs and news website IndiaSpend. Recommended:  Climate Change Stop, Store CO2, Add Phytoplankton By Whales? India CO2, Pollution: Solution 2. Fresh Air In A Can When pollution spiked to 'hazardous' levels, Indians could go online and order themselves cans of fresh air. Several companies, like Vitality Air in Canada and Indian brand Pure Himalayan Air, sell 'pure air' in 10-litre cans for anywhere between 550 rupees and 5,400 rupees ($75). Estimates suggest that the average adult inhales and exhales about 8 litres of air per minute. India CO2, Pollution: Solution 3. Wearable air purifier For those who did not want to be cooped up inside on smoggy days, a wearable air purifier called AirTamer was the answer. The 50 gram gadget, which can be worn as a necklace, emits negative ions that push pollutants away. It sells for nearly 10,000 rupees in Delhi, a city described as a "gas chamber" by its own chief minister and where doctors say the air is as bad as smoking up to 20 cigarettes a day. India CO2, Pollution: Solution 4. Anti-smog gun Delhi residents craving clear skies could turn to an anti-smog gun, which ejects fine droplets of water at high speeds to flush out air pollutants. Shaped like a hair dryer and mounted on a flatbed truck, the cannon can blast up to 100 litres of water per minute and get rid of 95% of tiny particulate matter. Critics, however, called it a quick-fix solution that could do little to combat the noxious air. Recommended:  CO2 Absorption: Does A Dutch Professor Have The Answer? India CO2, Pollution: Solution 5. Odd-Even Car scheme New Delhi's authorities restricted the use of private cars for two weeks in November with the so-called "odd-even" system - allowing cars on alternate days, depending on whether their licence plate ended in an odd or even number. The scheme helped little, prompting environmentalists to call for urgent action to combat air pollution. India CO2, Pollution: Solution 6. Artificial Rain Authorities in the Indian capital considered cloud seeding developed by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in an effort to trigger rainfall and bring pollution levels down. But the plan was stalled as there were no planes or the technical support available to spray the seeds. Recommended:  Solar Geo-Engineering As The Ultimate Answer To Climate Change India CO2, Pollution: Solution 7. Roadside Air Purifiers Dozens of giant air purifiers were installed at busy intersections of Delhi to combat roadside dust and vehicular pollution. India's top court in November ordered the federal and Delhi governments to install "smog towers" like those in China that can act as pollution vacuum cleaners. Environmentalists, however, termed them as 'band-aid fixes' that did not bring down small particulate matter that can penetrate the lungs and enter the blood system. India CO2, Pollution: Solution 8. Purifiers At Taj Mahal Two mobile air purifiers were fitted at the iconic Taj Mahal in November as a toxic haze shrouded the 17th century mausoleum, whose white marble is turning yellow and green weathering filthy air in the world's eighth-most polluted city of Agra. India CO2, Pollution: Solution 9. Bus Stop Shelters Providing a small breather for commuters, several bus stops in Delhi were curtained with thick plastic sheets, creating a what local media called a 'fresh air chamber'. But many said it was gimmickry as people had to step out within minutes and expose themselves to smog. India CO2, Pollution: Solution 10. Ink From Pollution Chakr Innovations, started by IIT engineers, capitalised on fumes from smoke-belching back-up diesel generators by turning the soot into ink and paint. The technology can capture 90% of dangerous pollutants. The company has installed more than 50 such devices in government firms and offices as well as real estate developers. Before you go! Recommended:  How An Artificial Leaf Sucks CO2 And Makes Fuel. Amazing! Did you find this an interesting article or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about 'air pollution'? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage'
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