The International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT), an Indian vehicle testing agency, and the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), an independent non-profit organisation, conducted a study on the emissions of passenger cars in India. It said that a diesel SUV might be emitting 25 to 65 times more oxides of nitrogen than a small petrol car.
Parsottam Pilaliya, a Surat-based mechanical engineer, might just have found a solution to combat this pollution.
This 57-year-old inventor is using an advanced fuel technology that will help in reducing the pollution emission by almost 50%.
In a report published by The Times of India, Parsottam said, “Generally, it takes more than five to ten years to get a patent. However, I am lucky to get it in a year. With pollution levels going up every passing day, this technology will help reduce it by emission control and thereby reducing the temperature.”
Further, he said that his technology works in any four-stroke diesel engine. “This technology is applicable to any engine, be it a rickshaw, car, tractor, truck etc. We can cut the pollution levels down by making modifications in the designs of fuel systems and fuel pump in a vehicle with a diesel engine.”
Given that the air quality of the Delhi-NCR region has already reached the “severe” level, this is truly the need of the hour.
What’s amazing is that Parsottam has been using technology to reduce the ever-increasing burden on our environment. He is also credited with having run a car with water in 2016. You can watch a video on that here.
If you happen to be in Surat, then do look out for Parsottam navigating the streets in his own vehicle, which he built using the prototype systems based on his patented technologies, which include consumption and mileage optimisation. Moreover, his vehicle is fuelled by water.
(Edited by Shruti Singhal)