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The Science Behind The Plant Air Purifier

Meet the Inventor of the Plant Air Purifier Technology - Dr. B. C. “Bill Wolverton

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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The latest research by Dr. Wolverton testing the new Compact Plant Air Purifier - Dec 2015

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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NASA Research and the Story Behind the “Sick” FEMA TRAILERS and How Plants Repaired the Air

In 2006, 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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What is Hydroculture?

Hydroculture is a method of growing plants without the use of soil.  This method of growing is sometimes referred to as ‘passive hydroponics’.  Plants are supported in expanded clay pellets or specially developed ceramic stone.  The wicking action of the growing media supplies the plants roots with moisture and minerals.
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How the Plant Air Purifier Works

The Plant Air Purifier® uses a common houseplant in hydroculture to clean the air.  Plants have natural air-cleaning abilities, but to use plants as air filters is difficult due to the numerous houseplants necessary to clean air sufficiently and efficiently.  This is the capability of the Plant Air Purifier®: one Plant Air Purifier® has the cleaning power of 60 or more standard houseplants.
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How Do Toxins Get Into Your Home and Other Buildings?

Toxins accumulate in buildings from many sources: building materials (wood, paint, carpeting, flooring, etc.) furniture, as well as cleaning and beauty products.  Heating/cooling systems may also contribute to toxic exposure.
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