Environmentally Friendly Bricks Filters Air Pollution from Rainwater Runoff and Replenishes Groundwater

By: | June 26th, 2022

Image courtesy: AquiPor

Impervious surfaces associated with urbanization reduce infiltration and increase surface runoff. Moreover, the increased amount and rapidity of storm-water or surface runoff is polluting the clean waterways.

Around the world, over 2.5 billion people are dependent solely on groundwater resources to satisfy their basic daily water needs. Rainwater should be naturally infiltrated into soils and replenish groundwater instead of becoming polluted runoff water.

Now an eco-friendly startup AquiPor Technologies has come up with a solution. They have discovered a pioneering permeable surface technology that not only filters water runoff, and reduces flooding, but also promotes thriving water ecosystems.

Aquipor – “next-generation green infrastructure engineering”

Aquipor has developed permeable concrete-like material that allows water to flow through it. It also filters the pollutants present in stormwater runoff. As a result, it prevents the delivery of pollutants to rivers and sewers, while assuring that cleaner water reaches the ground. 

Image courtesy: AquiPor

Future of green infrastructure

Traditional Cement is the source of about 8% of the world’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. However, this material is a  low-carbon concrete that is developed from industrial minerals and a catalyst, without using traditional cement. 

Moreover, AquiPor floorings can be laid in hours rather than days, making it more efficient and affordable. Pavers naturally distribute water to aquifers; reduce stormwater runoff and capture pollution. Therefore, it also reduces flooding in the surrounding area.

Not only this, but these blocks can also be custom-made with different porosity, permeability, and strength ranges for different applications.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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