As industrialisation continued, more wastes were released in the air. Gases, dust and fumes were dispensed in the atmosphere in excessive amounts. In time, nature’s systems could not keep up with the changes. Air pollution became unmanageable, and people had to develop their own ways to deal with it.
It is necessary for humans to address the problem of air pollution because it is their health that is compromised. Pollutants, those substances that contribute to air pollution, put both people and animals at risk; in fact, they also negatively affect plants. The pollutants can cause serious health problems, particularly for children and seniors. Staying indoors is not enough to protect people from air pollution, as even indoor air can be polluted.
One of the major threats to air quality is Volatile Organic Compounds, better known as VOCs. This kind of pollutant can be found both outdoors and indoors. Often, VOCs are released in the air during construction or production of goods and equipment. They are also dispersed in the air when the said goods and equipment are used. VOCs are most harmful indoors because they can result in a photochemical smog, and those who inhale it will have their health at risk.
To fight air pollution, the authorities have designed specific techniques and planned strategies for the reduction of air pollution. Their efforts included the creation of pollution control devices, including biofilters. Biofilters utilize living material such as bacteria to collect pollutants and biologically reduce them. The use of these devices is a great way to combat air pollution, but the existing devices still need much improvement to effectively and efficiently do its job. This is why many modern day research and development facilities have been investing heavily in introducing new breeds of biofilters in the market, which provide innovative and environment-friendly solutions that are economically practicable.
There are now systems out in the market such as Fluidised media bed biofilters. These devices are set apart from other conventional biofilters because it uses the latest technology and years of research to effectively remove not only VOCs but also Total Reduced Sulphur compounds. What really sets these devices apart from other biofilters is size and controllability. It is significantly smaller than the others, but it gets the work done properly: the humidity and conditions are controlled in the pressurized chamber to allow the bacteria to perform better. The device also requires less maintenance and has no harmful emissions.
In the fight against air pollution, optimum performance is required from all air pollution control devices, and it is reassuring to know that there are companies out there dedicated to improving the processes and systems.
For further reading catch up on press releases from Blow Green Biofilters. You can also visit their newly launched website to find out more about air pollution control systems and how their technologically advanced solutions compare against other systems in the industry.
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