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Tuesday, 22-August-2017

‘GREEN CHEMICALS’ MAKE MUMBAI AIRPORT LOOS CLEANER

The airport could very well be the first in the country to use the chemicals, instead of water

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f you think water is used for flushing purposes in the men’s restrooms of Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Terminal 2 (T2), think again.

A ‘green chemical’ seems to have replaced water for flushing purposes of late, and guess what? The loos, frequented by close to one lakh men, are now cleaner than what they were at any point in the past.

So, what exactly are these green chemicals, which are also used to clean the terminal’s 4 lakh square metres of surface area? Well, they are simply a combination of bacteria and enzymes. The airport could very well be the first in the country to use this method of cleaning.

Currently, around 200 toilets, especially the ones designated for men, use green chemicals. Not only is the method eco-friendly, it also leads to water conservation.