SEOUL, Oct. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The first apartment complex in South Korea armed with an air filtering function has made its reveal.
The Seoul Housing & Communities Corp. (SH) painted the exterior of an apartment complex in Seoul with a type of photocatalyst paint that helps remove nitrogen oxide and sulfur oxides, the main culprits that cause fine dust in the air.
The paint, applied to the exterior of buildings, helps break down the harmful substances by absorbing light, catalyzing the paint’s clean-up function by cleaning the air and removing germs and bad odor.
In addition, plants have been installed on the lower floors of the apartment complex.
This month, SH applied the special paint developed by its subsidiary research institute onto the exterior of an apartment complex in Seoul’s Nowon-gu.
After monitoring its air-filtering effect, the paint and other measures will be applied to other apartment complexes currently under construction or managed by SH.
The company has been coming up with various ways to fight fine dust by planting trees and plants in empty lots and fenced spaces currently undergoing construction.
The corporation will also be implementing a mist spraying system at park facilities near apartment complexes in Seoul’s Hang-dong and Wirye New Town.
The mist is expected to help decrease the infiltration of fine dust into residential units while doubling as a cooling mechanism during the sweltering summer months.
SH formed a new internal committee in June of this year, solely to address the issues associated with the rise of fine dust levels.
H. S. Seo (firstname.lastname@example.org)