Living Technology: Understanding How Algae Powers the aerium

Posted by Jessica Ainsworth on

Often overlooked and underestimated, algae is a simple aquatic plant that has been an integral part of our ecosystem for millions of years. What many people don’t know, however, is that algae also has the potential to power our daily lives.

AlgenAir’s aerium, a modern houseplant that harnesses the power of algae to purify and oxygenate indoor air, is a prime example of how we can utilize this simple yet powerful organism in our modern world. Let’s take a closer look at the aerium and how algae power this living technology.

The Power of Algae

Algae possesses extraordinary abilities that make it a valuable resource. With its high photosynthetic efficiency, it can convert sunlight into energy much faster than other plants. This quality makes algae a highly efficient source of renewable energy.

Algae can also absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) and harmful pollutants and release oxygen into the atmosphere. This natural process is crucial in maintaining the balance of gasses in our atmosphere.

How the aerium Works

The aerium functions as a miniature ecosystem within your home or office, utilizing living algae to absorb CO2 from the air actively. These algae convert CO2 into oxygen through photosynthesis, significantly improving indoor air quality.

High indoor CO2 levels can lead to fatigue, headaches, and respiratory issues. The aerium reduces CO2 levels, helping alleviate these symptoms and creating a more comfortable and refreshing indoor environment.

One aerium unit is as effective as 25 traditional houseplants in purifying the air. This property makes it an ideal solution for urban areas with limited access to green spaces.

Algae vs Harmful Indoor Air Pollutants

Aside from reducing CO2 levels, the aerium also effectively removes other harmful indoor air pollutants, such as:

  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Nitrogen dioxide
  • PM 2,5
  • PM 10

These pollutants are common in household items and materials, including paint, furniture, and cleaning products. They can damage our health, causing respiratory issues, allergies, and even cancer. The aerium provides a natural and efficient way to combat these harmful substances, making our indoor spaces safer and healthier.

Sustainability and Eco-Friendliness

The aerium not only benefits our health and well-being but also promotes sustainability and eco-friendliness. It requires minimal maintenance, as algae are self-sustaining organisms that only need water, light, and carbon dioxide to survive.

Additionally, it does not produce waste or emissions during operation. This zero-waste solution makes it an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional air purifiers, which require filters that must be replaced frequently.

Furthermore, the living algae are still functional even after their lifespan. You can use them as a nutrient-rich fertilizer for your other house plants. This process creates a closed-loop system, making the aerium a truly sustainable indoor air purification solution.

Enjoy the Benefits of Algae With the aerium

Incorporating algae into our indoor spaces allows us to enjoy cleaner and fresher air that promotes our health and well-being. The aerium is the modern houseplant that provides the power of algae in our daily lives.

AlgenAir is proud to offer this living technology. Join us on our mission to create a greener and healthier world, one aerium at a time. Contact us today to bring the power of algae into your life!

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