A Chennai- based start up AirOk Technologies has recently launched their very new range of smart air purifier and which is also India’s first locally developed air purifier ‘Vistar’ on Saturday. This air purifier is equipped with touch sensor and Wi-Fi, the purifier has not only filtered the air with full efficiency but also the purification by this air purifier is done for much more longer time as compared to other purifier. This working process of purifier is very much goal oriented which is to provide clean air with less consumption of energy.
It was founded in 2014, the three alumni of IIT- Madras Deekshith Vara Prasad, Yasa Pavan Reddy and Sravan Krishna are the backbone of this start up. The whole team did ground reality test and development along with research for two years and then they come up with hexagonal dual stratified filtering technology, named (EGAPA) Efficient Granular Adsorbent Particulate Arrester, this will filter air from pollutants which will include air suspended particulate matter (SPM) that is up to 0.3 microns, this also have VOC’s, microbes, fungus, Pet Dander’s and even the gaseous substances can be filtered too with the help of this purifier.
The name of the purifier is ‘Vistar 550’ that can cover the area of 550 square feet which will not occupy a very large area at all so this will take small area to adjust and do it’s work with utmost efficiency and the air purifier is costing Rs. 20,000. The filter which this air purifier is using has the life of one year at least, and this is actually twice the life line of filter that we have already in market and these air purifier need to replace the filter only in 3 months or 4 months.
The validity of the purifier was tested at Shriram Institute for Industrial Research, Bangalore and the field trail was held by Children Specialty Hospital in Chennai.
AirOk got the seed fund of 5 lakhs from the Incubation Centre of IIT-Madras which help the air purifier or testing and validating the filter.
A Gurgoan- based SAR Group which is dedicated to make water purifiers under the brand of Livpure invested 12 crore in AirOk last year. AirOk licensed itself under the product of SAR Group which will be the retail distribution partner of AirOk.
This is able to manufacture 30 units in a day in current situation and they can manufacture 1,000 units without any major extra investment.