One week after blaming weather and vehicles for the return of hazardous smog, Thai authorities installed a single, giant air purifier in the most visible place they could find to reduce air pollution.
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration this morning erected the 4 meter air purifying tower in front of the CentralWorld shopping mall to help filter the unhealthy air pollution clouding the city – or at least show people they care.
Since late last month, Bangkok has been restored to its place among the world’s most-polluted cities.
The purifier was installed with help from Kasetsart University and Mastercool Inc., family-run air-con company.
According to the City Hall, the air purifier uses HEPA filters and can process 17,000 cubic meters of air per hour, covering a 1,000sqm area.
The machine has been operating since 6am and will run 24/7 for a three-month trial period.