An air filter tower donated by alumni of a high school to Old Hubballi police sucks polluted air and releases zero bacterial pure air after multiple filters.
The air filter tower installed at Old Hubballi Police Station premises in Indi Pump circle, reported The New Indian Express.
The alumni of Sadguru Shri Siddharoodha High School came up with the first-of-its-kind filter tower in Hubballi-Dharwad twin cities, with the technical support of Jain College of Engineering and Technology in the city.
They made the tower using old and scrap materials like barrels, iron rods. Six filters were installed by the engineering students to purify the air in multiple stages. They installed two fans to suck polluted air, a bacterial filter, a motor to supply power to the fans and a timer to switch on and off the machine automatically.
According to AA Mirji, Chairman of Hale Vidyarthigal Sangh, students of Jain College of Engineering and Technology made the air filter for their college project.
“Recently they approached the Sangh and we supported them to come up with an air filter tower that helps to reduce the pollution level in the air,” he said.
“To manufacture a tower with new equipment, it may cost around Rs 80,000. But we did it in less than 30,000. It requires power supply and needs to be serviced once in a month. We set a timer and it automatically starts functioning during peak hours morning 9 am to 1.30 pm and evening 5.30 pm to 10 pm every day. If the civic body and organisations extend their hands to support us, we will come up with more number of towers to install in busy roads,” he added.