Delhi Airport incorporates 35,000-strong ‘plant army’ to combat indoor air pollution

New Delhi, June 07, 2018: Air pollution is a serious issue but it is not only the outdoor air which has become toxic but the indoor air too which carries pollutants. In a bid to tackle indoor air pollution, Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International () Airport has placed almost 35,000 ‘air purifying’ plants there.

DELHI’S IGI AIRPORT INCORPORATES AIR PURIFYING PLANTS
The plants incorporated across the premises of the Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport will not only eliminate indoor air pollution but also naturally moderate temperatures in a hot region like the national capital and prevent water wastage.

The airport is using a mix of foliage and flowering trees to naturally purify the air. Also, these plants are surely uplifting the visual appeal of the airport according to reports published in indiatoday.in

PLANTS INCORPORATED AT THE DELHI AIRPORT
We are going to talk about the plant species that are used at the Delhi airport and there is no simple way to mention a plant type other than its scientific name. So it might sound a bit out of the ordinary but sit tight.

The plants at IGI belong to indoor species like cassia fistula, asltonia scholaris, spider plants, snake plants, weeping fig, jacaranda mimosifolia, golden pothos and bamboo palm among others.

HOW THE PURIFYING PLANTS WILL CLEANSE THE AIR

Each purifying plant works differently. They battle specific type of pollutant particles and so the combination of these plant species is likely to clear out the airport air more efficiently.

For instance, weeping figs in general filter out the pollutants that typically accompany carpeting and furniture such as formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene while spider plants combat benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and xylene.

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