A team of Indian scientists developed a plant-based air purifier called - The Ubreathe Life.
It is a living plant-based air purifier that amplifies the air purification process in indoor spaces. It can work in hospitals, schools, offices, and homes etc.
The Urban Air Laboratory is a startup supported by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Ropar. The budding scientists are from IIT Ropar, IIT Kanpur and the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University.
The Ministry of Science and Technology said that this new technology works through the air-purifying natural leafy plant. The process starts after the room-air interacts with leaves and goes to the soil-root zone where the pollutants are purified. The technology used in this product is ‘Urban Munnar Effect’ along with the ‘Breathing Roots’ to exponentially increase the productivity of the phytoremediation process of the plants.
It effectively improves the quality of the air by removing harmful particulate and biological contaminants while increasing the oxygen levels in the indoor space through specific plants like peace lily, snake plant, spider plant. It also has UV disinfection, and a stack of pre-filter, charcoal filters fitted in a specially designed wooden box.
There is a special fan that creates a suction pressure inside the purifier, and releases purified air, formed at the roots, through the outlet in 360-degree direction.