This Concept Design Uses Plants to Harness Airborne Molecules

By: David Ingram - Nov 6, 2015
References: treehugger & dezeen
Sarah Daher created the concept for this special project that uses a plant purifier to create and capture certain beneficial airborne molecules.

The 'Air Culture' lab combines elements of design, science, nature and technology to encourage plants to release specific natural compounds through a system of changing water, light, temperature and humidity conditions. The lab itself consists of a water pump, air pump and a glass chamber that houses a plant.

Through this plant purifier process, air can theoretically be enriched and harnessed for human consumption if it is siphoned into plastic bags. The concept of controlling plant stimuli in a controlled environment for beneficial purposes is certainly an intriguing idea, and one that Daher feels will become more relevant in the future.