SAFAR, also known as System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting, is a state-of-the-art air quality and weather forecast system. This is the first of its kind advanced system in India that helps accelerate public awareness and preparedness of air pollution and weather extremes. SAFAR aids in better understanding of linkages among emissions, weather, pollution and climate. It monitors all weather parameters that include rainfall, temperature, humidity, wind speed as well as the wind direction.
SAFAR is operationalized by India Meteorological Department (IMD), which provides real-time air quality index 24×7, followed with the advance forecast of 72 hours. It measures the sun's UV-Index (UVI), Mercury and Black carbon in real time along with PM1 levels in extension to regular air quality and weather parameters like PM10, PM2.5 and Sulfur Dioxide. Moreso, it monitors the existence of harmful pollutants like Toluene, Benzene and Xylene.
Following are the five best in-door air pollution control devices for your homes-
Philips Series 1000 AC1215/20
The Philips Series 1000 AC1215/20 is a portable air purifier, under the Series 1000 that comes equipped with many features. It can remove PM2.5 pollutants via Vitashield IPS and NanoProtect Pro (HEPA) Filter. Other than removing the particulate matter, this machine can also help in removing harmful gases like formaldehyde including the removal of viruses and bacteria. The Philips Series 1000 AC1215/20 price in India is Rs 8799 approx.
Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2S
The Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2S is a potential air purifier that comes with a new OLED display that shows the PM2.5 levels as well. It comes with a filter that can clean particulate matter down to 0.3~0.5 microns. The cylindrical filter of the device is composed of three layers and comes with an H11-grade EPA certified filter, pre-filter and an activated carbon filter that eliminates dust, pollen and harmful gases as well. The Mi Air Purifier 2S can work effectively for rooms up to 37-meter square. The Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2S price in India is Rs 8999 approx.
This air purifier from Samsung has a capacity of cleaning rooms of up to 420 sq ft and comes with HEPA filter. The Samsung AX40K3020WU/NA features a triple air purification system that comes with a 3 step filtration system that can capture 99.9 percent of ultra-fine particles, along with a potential of removing other contaminants, bacteria and viruses from the air. The Samsung AX40K3020WU/NA price in India is Rs 13485 approx.
Eureka Forbes Aeroguard Breeze Compact
The Eureka Forbes Aeroguard Breeze Compact comes with HEPA filter that helps in removing harmful particulates from the air. It is said to work in an area of up to 200 sq ft and comes with features like cylindrical design that sucks pollutants from 360 degrees and comes with an Active Nano silver that helps in killing micro-organisms and bacteria. The Eureka Forbes Aeroguard Breeze Compact price in India is Rs 10999 approx.
KENT Aura Room Air Purifier
The KENT Aura comes with a HEPA filter that can intercept particulate matter from the air that comes with an anti-bacterial coating. It also comes with a carbon filter that can take out bad odour from the room. The KENT Aura Room Air Purifier price in India is Rs 8000 approx.