The Plant Air Purifier system is effective at removing toxic vapors from the air such as formaldehyde, benzene, ammonia, trichloroethylene, xylene, alcohols, acetone as well as dust and allergens, leaving your air clean and smelling great.
Combining hydroculture, air circulation, and nature’s natural ability to clean the air, Dr. Wolverton and the Plant Air Purifier design team developed a product that can clean indoor air and reduce your exposure to harmful airborne toxins.
Dr. B.C. Wolverton conducted more than 30 years of research as a civilian scientist with the U.S. military and as a Senior Research Scientist with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). His military research focus was developing a means to protect against and destroy toxic chemicals and pathogenic microbes. Dr. Wolverton’s NASA research was directed toward the development of a closed ecological life support system for long-term space habitation.
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We have conducted a series of sealed chamber studies with the new Compact Plant Air Purifier. All test results were sampled for formaldehyde removal at varying concentrations. Tests runs were conducted both with the fan off and in operation. We also run control studies to verify that there were no chamber leaks.
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The Sierra Club contacted Dr. Wolverton to install his portable high efficiency plant purifier into a FEMA trailer with high concentrations of formaldehyde. Within a few days the plant air purifier reduced the level of formaldehyde in the trailer from 0.18 parts per million to 0.03 parts per million in the trailer - taking the toxin level from unsafe to within the legal limit of 0.05 ppm determined by the World Health Organization.
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As buildings become “tighter” to reduce energy usage, the buildup of airborne toxins rapidly increases causing "sick building syndrome".
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Air passes through the growing media and activated carbon. The activated carbon within the media attracts toxins from the air and holds them until the microscopic organisms (microbes) consumes them. The byproducts of the consumption process are nontoxic food and energy for the plant. Over time, microbes adapt to their environment and the toxins they are exposed to; they quickly acclimate to the amount and type of toxins in the air, thus becoming more efficient at consuming these toxins. Microbes are exceptional at consuming organic, or carbon based, particles such as volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, known carcinogens.
Our system is completely self-cleaning resulting in reduced waste going into landfills and less maintenance over time.
It does not support mold, mildew growth or insect propagation, as you may get with plants potted in soil.
More attractive and discrete than your average air filter and will enhance the look and feel of your home or office.
One of the biggest sources of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) is manufactured wood building products: structural plywood, wall paneling, and particleboard being three of the most common. The adhesives used in these products are notorious for giving off VOCs continuously and over a long period of time. Wall and floor finishing materials are also toxic chemical sources, as well as paint and one and two-part floor finishes: urethane, varnish, lacquer, shellac, etc. Fossil fuel burning devices such as heating furnaces, water heaters, and stoves can produce carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide.
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