DKI Jakarta’s Innovative Response to Air Pollution: Eco Enzyme Spraying Trials Begin

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Mass Water Generator at DKI Jakarta City Hall Building to overcome air pollution (photo: Diah Ayu-VOI)

The issue of air pollution has emerged as a critical concern in DKI Jakarta, prompting the Provincial Government of DKI Jakarta to explore innovative solutions. Among these solutions is the initiation of a trial involving the aerial dispersal of an eco enzyme liquid, a product derived from processed fruit waste.

Wawan Budi Rohman, the Assistant for Economy and Development of North Jakarta, has disclosed that the application of the eco enzyme liquid is conducted using a specialized water mist generator. This trial operation is currently underway at the administrative office of the North Jakarta Mayor.

Wawan explained the rationale behind this spraying initiative, stating, “This spraying effort is a proactive response to the escalating issue of air pollution that has recently gripped our region.” This demonstrates the government’s commitment to addressing the problem swiftly and decisively.

Moreover, this trial serves the dual purpose of uncovering the potential benefits of the eco enzyme liquid. Scientifically, this liquid exhibits the capability to augment oxygen levels in the atmosphere, thereby presenting the possibility of mitigating the prevailing high ambient temperatures.

It’s noteworthy that the eco enzyme liquid used in this trial has been generously provided through the collaboration of the Buddha Tzu Chi Foundation and Eco Enzyme Indonesia, highlighting the significance of both public and private sectors in addressing environmental challenges.

Asep Kuswanto, the Head of DKI Environmental Agency (DLH), has underscored the importance of coordination with the central government, given the novelty of deploying this waste-derived solution to combat air pollution in Jakarta. “The question of whether the application of eco enzyme can genuinely curtail air pollution has already been communicated to the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs. Hence, a coordinated approach with the central government is imperative to ensure the effectiveness of these efforts,” Asep emphasized during a briefing at Jakarta City Hall.

Furthermore, DLH DKI has devised plans to undertake comprehensive trials involving the dispersal of eco enzyme liquid using advanced water mist generators. These trials are poised to determine the efficacy of the eco enzyme in reducing air pollution levels, which have consistently exceeded acceptable limits in recent times.

Asep elaborated on this approach, stating, “We are in the final stages of refining the execution plan. Our upcoming trial, much like our previous utilization of water mist, will provide empirical data on whether the application of eco enzyme can effectively reduce micro-particulate matter in the air.”

In a separate discussion, Juny Leong, a representative of the Buddha Tzu Chi Foundation, elucidated the practical aspect of deploying this organic liquid. He highlighted the necessity of mixing the liquid with water in specific proportions, typically adhering to a 1:100 ratio.

“To clarify, one milliliter of eco enzyme liquid is blended with 100 milliliters of water. The significance of this mixture lies in its ability to prevent immediate settling when sprayed. Instead, it remains suspended in the air, contributing to increased oxygen levels,” Juny Leong expounded, underlining the technical intricacies of this innovative solution.