The Andrea Air Purifier ($195) is not only beautiful, but is 40 times more effective than HEPA or carbon filters. Now looking at it, it's obviously more attractive than the typical air purifier you'll find in any electronics store, but you might be wondering why not just get a house plant? A house plant will clean your air, but it is nowhere near as effective as the Andrea Air Purifier. Using a fan, the air is sucked through the plant filter and propels it through the leaves and root system of a plant, and then back out through water and soil filtration into the air of a room.
A Little History About Plant-Based Air Purification
Designer Mathieu Lehanneur and Harvard professor David Edwards invented the Andrea Air Purifier. It is the first award-winning air filter capable of absorbing toxic gases, such as formaldehyde, through the natural metabolic and absorptive properties of living plants. The Andrea Air Purifier has been exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2008 and won the Popular Science Inventions of the Year Award.
Benefits of the Andrea Air Purifier
- No more filter changes.
- 40 times more efficient than HEPA and carbon filters.
- Transforms any household plant (sold separately) into an effective air cleaner.
- Ozone free operation.
- Improves formaldehyde filtration effieciency by 4400% compared to plants alone.