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Air filtering system with plants ‘Bel-Air’

Drawing on experimental observations of NASA scientists, French designer Mathieu Lehanneur and scientist David Edwards have created a new form of air filter which passes dirty air past absorptive surfaces of plants, thereby improving the capacity of plants to absorb noxious gases and particles.NASA scientists found that certain kinds of plants could act as natural filters, absorbing – and ultimately metabolizing – gases via their leaves and root systems. Domestic settings today resemble the spaceships of yesterday – poisoned by dangerous levels of fine particles and toxic gases that derive from plastics, glass, insulating materials and other materials commonly found in modern homes. Each synthetic object emits gases that derive from its manufacturing process.

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