This Indian startup presents the world’s first “plant-based” air purifier; All you need to know
The IIT Ropar start-up has developed an air purifier made from living plants, “Ubreathe Life”, which amplifies the process of air purification in indoor spaces.
IIT Ropar’s start-up, Urban Air Laboratory, which developed the product, claims it is the world’s first state-of-the-art “smart bio-filter” that can refresh breathing.
How does the “herbal” air purifier work?
The technology works thanks to the natural leafy plant which purifies the air. The ambient air interacts with the leaves and moves towards the soil-root zone where a maximum of pollutants are purified. The technology used in this product is the “Urban Munnar Effect” with patent pending “Respiratory Roots” to exponentially amplify the phytoremediation process in plants. Phytoremediation is a process by which plants effectively remove pollutants from the air.
“Ubreathe Life” effectively improves indoor air quality by removing particulate, gaseous and biological contaminants while increasing oxygen levels in indoor space through specific plants, UV disinfection and a pre-filter stack, carbon filter and HEPA (high quality) efficient particulate air filter) mounted in a specially designed wooden box.
There is a centrifugal fan which creates suction pressure inside the purifier and releases purified air, formed at the roots, through the outlet in a 360 degree direction. Specific plants tested for air purification include peace lily, snake plant, spider plant, etc. and all of them have given good results in the purification of indoor air.
IIT, Ropar, Professor Rajeev Ahuja asserted that the AQI (Air Quality Index) for a 150 square foot room. goes from 311 to 39 in 15 minutes after using the ‘Ubreathe Life’ purified air.
He claimed it was the world’s very first game-changing plant-based living air purifier in the world
“The consumer does not need to water the plant regularly as there is a built-in water tank with a capacity of 150ml which acts as a buffer for the plant’s needs. The device provides water. water to the roots whenever it is too dry, ”Sanjay Maurya, CEO, said Ubreathe.
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