Cork air purifiers are being tested to see if they can be used to purify air as it’s entering a building, the Cork Water Department has said.
The air purification system is a part of Cork City Council’s air purifying programme, which was first rolled out in 2011 and has been expanded to include buildings.
Cork City Manager, Peter Doyle, said the air purifications are being done as part of the city’s strategy to reduce emissions and the quality of the air we breathe.
“Cork is a city that is heavily reliant on the use of renewable energy.
It is therefore vital that we ensure that air quality in Cork remains safe for our residents,” Mr Doyle said.
“I hope to see Cork air quality improved over the next few weeks and we’ll be testing air purifies in Cork City, as well as those in other areas of the Cork region.”
Cork City council has launched a website for the test to ensure residents and visitors are aware of the process.