Oncool: Striving to provide Technology-driven Smart Air Purifiers at Affordable Prices in India

Ravi Agarwal, Managing Director

Ravi Agarwal

Managing Director

Humanity is currently facing one of the most hazardous threats in the form of air pollution. Intricately linked to climate change, air pollution is the primary reason behind increased respiratory and cancer-related diseases globally. Owing to rapid urbanization and industrialization, India, according to a Swiss air quality technology company named IQAir, has the third-worst air quality out of 106 countries which further deteriorates during the winter. Being a confined space, the indoor air quality can be up to 50 times more polluted than the outdoor air quality in India. One of the most effective solutions to filter out the pollutants from indoor air is an air purifier.

An air purifier is a device that filters the indoor air while releasing clean air for ventilation. The Indian air purifier market is estimated to reach $565.7 million by 2027 at a CAGR of 34.4 percent. While many international brands have already been dominating the air purifier market in India, many domestic companies have slowly started entering the competition. Started by Ravi Agarwal,an IIT (ISM) Dhanbad alumnus, Roopali Khandelwal and Dimple Damani,
Oncool is a Rajasthan based smart airpurifier and PVC air cooler manufacturing organization. The mission of the firm is to protect people, processes, and the environment by redefining, developing, and delivering solutions that combine clean air with energy efficiency in a sustainable and profitable way.

The air purifier developed by the firm has a unique six stage filtration process. It has a protective pre-filter and an H13 HEPA filter that traps 99.98 percent of microscopic allergens and captures mold, spores, pollen, dirt, dust and smoke as well as pet dander as small as 0.3 microns from the air. While the Activated Charcoal layer absorbs odor causing agents, VOC gasses, and micro particulate from the air, the Photo Catalyst layer helps in oxidizing pathogens and harmful gases, such as exhaust fumes, volatile organic compounds and so on.

The air purifier also has a UV-C light layer to irradiate and kill microorganisms, such as bacteria, mold, spores, and viruses. The last layer is an ionizer that generates negative ions. These ions purify the air by reacting with odor molecules and combining with particulates to create larger particles that are easier to filter out. Other than air purifiers, the firm also manufactures a wide range of elegant air coolers that are specially designed keeping Indian environmental standards in mind.

What makes Oncool stand out from the rest of its peers in the market is its novel approach to problem solving, innovative design, precise process control, and strong customer focus. While the majority of the brands either import or assemble their air purifier parts in India, the air purifier developed by Oncool has all of its parts Made in India, thus ensuring ready availability of stock, including air filters. At Oncool, the air purifier filters are customized according to Indian pollution levels. The shorter supply chain also helps the firm have a low-risk level.

Within a short period, Oncool has experienced rapid success in the Indian market. With its highly efficient HEPA filters, ionizers, and the integration of advanced breakthrough technology through UV-C light, Oncool Air Purifiers have already become a market leader in the Indian Air Purifier Industry. The firm already has filed one patent and is going to file another one soon. With the help of its R&D team, Oncool is consistently working on upgrading its product lines as well as providing fresh air for all to breathe at affordable prices.