Phayao gets North’s first air-purification tower to combat PM2.5 smog

The city of Phayao has erected Thailand’s third “Fahsai” (Clear Sky) air purification tower to combat seasonal smog conditions that are among the worst in the North.

Rising more than 5 metres into the air, the Fahsai 2 at Phayao is designed to help alleviate PM2.5 pollution whipped up by field-burning at the end of the growing season.

“Phayao is in the top three northern provinces for PM2.5 dust, mainly from open-air burning of biomass,” said Assoc Prof Singh Intrachooto.

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The Nation Reporter