Air-filtration systems are very popular. There are hundreds of companies that always claim that they offer the best in air-filtration. The sales pitches from them are all the same. You never seem to know which one is telling you the truth unless you do the research. One thing that is true that there is not that much difference between any of the air-purifying systems that are on the market today. That is why it is a bunch of fresh air, pun intended, when a new air-purifyer comes out that incorporates something new. Welcome to my product review of the French designer Mathieu Lehanneur’ Bel-Air purifying system.
The concept and idea put into affect with the creation of the Bel-Air purifying system is very impressive. Lehanneur has created way that allows a purifyer to use plants to help keep the atmosphere that is inside your house clean from nasty pollution. Basically, the Bel-Air purifying takes the concept of a greenhouse and acts as a miniature one, shrinking the idea down into a pint-sized air-filtration system. What you will eliminate from your home is all the benzene formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene chemicals that constantly float around your house. Amazing that this little creation has taken so long to become a reality because it seems to combine simply greenhouse concepts with that of the air-filtration technology world.
All of the chemicals are eliminated through the Bel-Air using three natural filters. This is made possible because the machine has the ability to use the leaves and roots of the plant, along with the assistance of a humid bath, to take all of the pollutants from the air and purify it in the Bel-Air system. Lehanneur got the idea from noticing past research that NASA had done back in the eighties. NASA was looking for a way to keep their astronauts safe from what is described as a polymer-saturated environment in space. Lehanneur took the general studies and research findings of NASA and used the information to his advantage throughout the creation of the Bel-Air purifying system.
It is important that I do not give Mathieu Lehanneur all of the credit. He also had help in developing the filter-free filter by working alongside Harvard Scientist David Edwards. The pair have only created a prototype of the cool invention and are looking to actually produce the product in 2009. They wanted to show off the prototype so that they could correctly gage the reaction of the public. The pair first revealed their invention sometime last month and they are just starting to receive national attention over the Bel-Air purifying system.
The initial reaction has been a positive one with many people signing up for one of the first thousand that will be produced. They plan to lend out a few of the machines to potential buyers to test out. This will allow the pair to make updates to the product before actually releasing it. Lehanneur would like to have one of the best products out there. Current showings of the device can be seen at the MoMA event that is being held in New York in February of 2008. More showing may be planned over the next month.