Breathe, the portable plant-powered air purifier
Make no mistake: this is not a designer planter. It is a true air purifier, with the difference that instead of using artificial filters it uses real plants, as in Nature.
It is true that a pot with plants purifies the environment, but only at certain times of the day, under certain conditions, and with a limited scope. Respira is a true air purifier that cleans the environment of a room. The difference is that instead of using artificial filters, use real plants.
Like any other portable purifier Respira can be used anywhere, but must be plugged into the mains. Although the process is natural, there is a lot of technology behind it, as we will see.
Breathe employs the natural system of forests to purify the air, called biofiltration. Microorganisms near plant roots filter odors and chemicals from the environment. In this video you can see how it works:
To use Respira you have to place 13 silvers on its base, introducing the roots. You can use your own plants or buy various selections that they offer.
By means of fans Breathe It absorbs the air from the environment and filters it with a traditional filter to remove dust and other solid particles that float in the environment.
The air reaches the roots of the plants, where the microorganisms that live there trap the chemicals, purifying it. By means of another fan, this air goes outside, filling the room with purified air.
In addition, during the process water is vaporized and added to the air, thereby the environment is humidified, eliminated the dryness produced by computers and electrical appliances inside homes.
Despite using natural plants, the maintenance of Respira is very simple. Incorporates an LED light that provides the light that the plants need, and only requires adding water every 10 days, and fertilizer every 6 months.
An air quality sensor advises when the purifier needs to be activated. In addition, it also sends reports to the mobile about the health of the plants, in case it is convenient to accelerate the irrigation, or if you have to change one.
Breathe has been successfully funded and Indiegogo. If you are interested, it is priced at 479 euros without plants, and 548 euros with them. They start shipping in June.