AlgenAir installed a giant aerium at the Pittsburgh International Airport. The aerium harnesses the natural power of algae to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) indoors and produce oxygen (O2), combating indoor air pollution. This is possible because algae, like plants, use photosynthesis. This aerium installation has the photosynthetic capacity of over 5,000 plants. The algae grown in this system is spirulina (Arthrospira platensis). It can be recycled in downstream applications such as composting, nutrition, pigments, bioplastics, biofuels, or to fertilize the plants you see around the airport! Buildings of tomorrow will use this technology to improve the air you breathe while conserving precious resources.
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