V. Chaganti, M. Cheruvu
Keywords: air pollution, climate change, environmental health and safety
Summary:Particulate Matter (PM2.5 and PM10), and Greenhouse gases contribute to major pollution and climate change. Worldwide governments are implementing changes to cutdown the pollution producing sources and greenhouse gases. Can this change take place completely even in another 100 years? What if we can mitigate these pollutants and greenhouse gases with some new technology? We discovered that the dust particles present in the Sun rays passing through the window mitigating when smoke from incense sticks was passed through the dust filled Sun rays. We repeated the experiments (exposing dust particles to smoke from incense sticks) several times on several different days and found to be repeating the result of mitigating the dust particles. Can this type of method in large scale (fumigation) be applied to mitigate the atmosphere particulate matter? If so how to do it? What materials must be used? What should be the process? We then came up with an idea to combust materials in an open brazier (fumigation) to mitigate the Particulate Matter in the atmosphere. With intensive independent research, we came up with materials from plants and trees that can be used to mitigate the Particulate Matter in the environmentally friendly fumigation process. We experimented several times through several years (more than 10 years) and obtained successful results of mitigating ambient Particulate Matter. Since these materials are collected from nature and are not chemicals, these can be used to produce clean and green smoke through fumigation to mitigate the atmospheric Particulate Matter. We found that apart from mitigating the Particulate Matter, the smoke produced was able to cutdown greenhouse gasses such as Methane and CO2 by selecting appropriate materials in the fumigation process.