WHAT PHYTOFILTER TECHNOLOGIES IS ALL ABOUT
Plants purify the air. They absorb certain airborne pollutants through their leaves, break them down and/or transport them down through their stems and excrete them through their roots systems. Microbes, living on and around the plant roots, break down pollutants as well and turn them into food that the plants than absorb. By using both plants and microbes within an air purification system, airborne toxins, or volatile organic compounds (VOCs), are not only captured but transformed naturally into a useful and harmless substance that the plants remove from the environment.
Mechanical purifying systems on the other hand do one of two things: (1) they trap pollutants within a filter bed or bag that eventually becomes saturated and has to be replaced in a few months or (2) they zap pollutants and the air around them with ions or electrons which causes a change in their molecular structure, turning them into something often more toxic than before.
If an air purification system uses both plants and microbes within it, it has little need of a filter replacement since these living entities digest what is there . Harmful compounds are broken down naturally and utilized, not merely allowed to accumulate. The system requires little or no maintenance. It causes no known health risks to the user. Nor is there much chance of a health risk being discovered at sometime in the future, since nature has been using plants and microbes to purify the air for millions of years. Phytofilter Technologies, Inc is using the power of plants and their root associated microbes to help solve the airborne pollution problems of today-both indoors and out.
Phyto is the Greek word for plants. Plants are nature’s natural purifiers, nature’s natural filters of airborne pollution; hence our name, Phytofilter Technologies, Inc.
Phytofilter Technologies Inc, will soon be manufacturing a variety of products that are designed to eradicate indoor air pollution. ( America’s Number One Environmental Health Concern according to the EPA, responsible for 50% of the illness in this country).
We will produce:
- a small, portable, high-efficiency, plant-based air filter;
- a portable, high-efficiency, plant-based air filter that is classified as a medical device;
- a forced air, built-in, high-efficiency planter, which takes care of the airborne pollutants in a large single space;
- a plant air purification enclosure which takes care of indoor air pollution within an entire structure.
Our firm has received grants from both the Environmental Protection Agency and theNew York State Research and Development Agency. Plus, it works closely with Syracuse University’s Center of Excellence.
A built-in, high-efficiency, plant air purifier was installed in Syracuse University’s new engineering wing at Link Hall in 2008 and both purified the air and reduced heating energy use by 26%.
Phytofilter Technologies works with nature and not against it to solve the world’s airborne problems. Through its use of plants, it epitomizes what going green is all about. Phytofilter technology has even improved on nature, by enhancing a plant’s power to purify the air by more than a hundred fold. The firm’s products lower energy needs, reduce pollution, and increase our feeling of well being. They reduce stress and bring us peace of mind.
Phytofilter Technologies, Inc. takes a holistic approach to the airborne problems of the world.