We have been preaching the power of plants for a long time now. But we wanted to showcase just how powerful plants are…
Plants have the ability to filter and purify the air through several different processes. These include absorption, precipitation, dilution and filtration (Kim et al., 2018; Lee, Hadibarata, and Yuniarto 2020).
Through these processes, plants can absorb harmful compounds such as carbon dioxide, volatile organic components (VOC), carbonyl, particulate matter, organic compounds, nitrates, sulfates, ammonia, calcium, ozone, and carbonate (Peggs et al., 2021; Soreanu et al., 2013; Abbass et al., 2017; Parseh Iman et al., 2018; Wei et al., 2021).
The more common process that plants are known for is photosynthesis, where plants convert CO2 to oxygen.
Aren’t plants amazing?!
That is not all, plants have been shown to actually release antimicrobial properties. So when a virus is near, there is an interaction that takes place which can help prevent airborne microbes (Agarwal et al., 2018).
Is your mind blown yet? Not quite?
Ok. How about this…
Plants have a superpower..
They have the power to balance and regulate air humidity...
So what? Why is this important?
Glad you asked!
Studies have revealed that indoor air environments with an air humidity of 40% or lower have demonstrated higher levels of airborne viruses such as SAR-COV. The infection and transmission rate is significantly decreased, specifically to 1% in 2 days when air humidity is maintained at 50% or greater (Casanova et al., (2010).
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Our system increases oxygen levels, lowers CO2 levels, balances air humidity, and filters harmful particles without the use of replaceable filters. This truly sustainable technology offers more air benefits than HEPA filtration and costs less to install and operate.
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