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The Exhale Chandelier: Purifying Indoor Air with Living Microalgae

MakerJulian Melchiorri

Challenge:  Given all the time we spend indoors on a daily basis, maintaining good indoor air quality at home, work, and school is highly important.

Solution: Exhale is the world’s first living Bionic Chandelier, containing living micro algae in each of its leaf modules.

Results: When exposed to light, each of the microalgae-containing leaf modules is stimulated to grow and perform photosynthesis, effectively converting CO2 into oxygen which is released into the room.

“This exchange recalls how biospheric systems work, where waste ultimately doesn’t exists but is a valuable resource for other elements in that system,” writes Julian.

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