APCT: Greater Noida: Minister of Heavy Industries MN Pandey inaugurated the first APCT of UP. Noida News – Times of India

Noida: With AQI in Noida being very poor at 356 and 362 inches Greater Noida UP’s first air pollution control tower on Wednesdayapct) established in 400 sqm green belt area of ​​DND Expressway near Film City Sector 16, was inaugurated by Union Heavy Industries Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey in presence of Minister of State for Power and Heavy Industries, GB Nagar MP Mahesh Krishna Pal. Sharma, Noida MLA Pankaj Singh and Noida Authority CEO Ritu Maheshwari.
Built by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) at a cost of Rs 4 crore, its operating cost of Rs 37 lakh per annum will be borne equally by the Noida Authority and BHEL,
The APCT operates by sucking in polluted air through the base/floor of the tower where the filters installed at the base capture the particulate matter. The free air from the particulate matter then escapes from the top of the tower. Dr Balveer Talwar, Executive Director, BHEL said, “The particles captured in the form of dust get collected in the hopper based on APCT which will be removed from time to time.”
The APCT will purify an area of ​​1 square kilometer (247 acres) with a filtration capacity of 80,000 gun meters per hour. This will benefit sectors including 16, 16A, 17, 17A, 18, DND and Noida-Greater Noida Expressway.
Presently, the APCT is being manufactured at BHEL-HEEP, Haridwar plant. After trial assembly and testing at Haridwar, it was installed by BHEL at Noida which will also conduct periodic monitoring of performance parameters.

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