The air purifiers you see on the shelves of your local drug store and the air purifying systems you use at work are only part of the story.
The key to producing clean air and avoiding dangerous pollutants, and reducing our reliance on fossil fuels, is to use a simple, energy-efficient system that has the power to generate CO2.
It’s a topic which has caught the attention of the Australian Government and will be front and centre during the upcoming G20 Summit in Brisbane.
The Air Pollution Reduction Network has recently been working with industry and the public to develop a plan for Australia to achieve a 50% reduction in emissions by 2050.
They’re looking to a number of options including a carbon air purification system and the use of natural gas, which is a clean alternative to coal.
The group have recently launched a campaign to encourage consumers to install a CO2 filter in their home, which can reduce CO2 levels by 50%.
This is a new idea, and one which could have huge ramifications for the way we live and work.
A carbon air filter is a product designed to reduce emissions from the combustion of CO2 by removing the volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, produced when the air is breathed in.
These VOC emissions are a major cause of CO3 pollution in Australia and they’re also responsible for creating smog and smog-related health effects.
They can cause asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory illnesses, and contribute to global warming.
The problem is that there are only a few types of carbon air filters in the market, which means you have to decide for yourself whether it’s worth the investment and whether it’ll be a good value for money.
The new idea is to build a carbon-filter-free, air purified home.
To help understand what makes a carbon filter-free solution work, we spoke to one of the pioneers of the idea, the inventor of the carbon-neutral air purifyer, Mila Air.
She’s been using her own home as a prototype since the late 1970s, and she’s been making and selling it for over a decade.
‘It’s very energy efficient’ Mila says, adding that it’s a simple and cost effective solution that she has been using to reduce her home’s CO2 emissions.
“It’s a very energy-intensive process,” she says.
“You need to use your own electricity to heat the air to keep the air going, so it’s very efficient.”
In her home, the air goes through a carbon filters that are essentially water-based carbon filtration devices.
“I put a filter on the outside, and on top I have an air puriter which is very efficient, and also a carbon water filter which is an old-fashioned one, a gas filter, that you put in the back,” she explains.
“And then there’s an electrical system that converts that energy to electricity that you use to heat your home.”
She says that this process is a lot more energy efficient than using the gas and electric systems, which produces huge amounts of CO 2 pollution.
“The gas system is a big problem because it’s inefficient and inefficient, and it produces a lot of pollution,” she said.
“But if you just do the same thing in a different way, like I do with the carbon air-purification system, it’s pretty simple and it’s efficient.”
To make a carbon Air Purifier, Milas uses the same equipment that she uses for her carbon air filterers, and there are several different versions available.
The one she uses is an Air Purifying Carbon Filter (APCF) and it takes a combination of three types of materials to make a functional carbon air system.
First up is the gas system, which uses carbon dioxide to purify air.
Milas has used a carbon dioxide gas filter in the past, and says it’s “very efficient” in reducing her home carbon dioxide emissions by more than half.
Then there are two different types of water-soluble carbon filters: the carbon dioxide water filter and the carbon water water filter.
The carbon water filterer uses the carbonic acid in the water to remove volatile organic molecules (VOCs) that form when air is heated.
The water filter, on the other hand, uses carbonic anhydrous ammonia as a solvent to remove carbon dioxide and water.
The two filters are then joined together, with the air in the middle of the system.
The result is a system that is “very energy efficient”.
The main difference between these two types of filters is that Milas used a water filter instead of a gas one.
She says, “I didn’t use any gas at all.”
She also adds that the carbon Air purifier uses carbon water instead of water.
“Because it’s so efficient, I can use the carbon filter on top