Airocide Air Purifier is Literally Out of This World

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AirocideA lot of people simply don’t see any value in the space program, forgetting how many technologies they use every day that are a direct result of it. Things like Velcro, Teflon, superstrong fabrics, and a million other things that go into our everyday lives, including the computer you’re reading this very post on.

The newest innovation to trickle down from space into our daily lives started the way most such space-age tech does. Astronauts on the International Space Station had as very specific problem. The plants they were using for various biological studies emitted ethylene gas, which made a stink, something that’s harder to ignore when you live in such a small space and can’t open the windows. So NASA whipped up a solution that now makes its way down to terra firma in the form of the Airocide air purifier.

Via Treehugger:

Called Airocide, this technology “clears the air of virtually 100% of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) – the harmful gasses emitted by products you have around your home, like aerosol sprays, cleaning supplies, disinfectants, hobby supplies, dry-cleaned clothing, building materials, paints and paint thinners, strippers, pesticides and even air fresheners. This FDA approved device also completely eliminates all mold, pollen, fungi, viruses and bacteria (all major causes of allergy symptoms) that enter the chamber,”

In addition to stamping out allergens in the home, Airocide is being used in use in hospitals, food distribution centers, supermarkets, and many other places where airborne organic compounds are an issue, keeping patients healthy, your food fresh, and your home allergen free. And all thanks to some stinky plants in space.

The Airocide is available now for $799, and replacement neutralizing chambers (which must be changed yearly) are $99 each.The device works silently, and there’s no mess to clean because it doesn’t just trap the offensive particles, it destroys them. So throw away that old ionic  air cleaner — which does nothing, by the way — and step into the space age where your nose belongs.

Via: [Treehugger]

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