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#2 Product of the DayJanuary 29, 2017

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Daveyon Mayne@mirmayne · Working on zired.io
What's the difference with having few plants inside the house vs your machine?
Andrew Erdle@gooderdle
@mirmayne the cost of the machine
Jan Klimo@janklimo · Lockstep Labs
@gooderdle ^ an underrated comment right here 😂
Paolo GanisMaker@paolo_ganis · CEO @ Clairy
@mirmayne the purification properties that some plants have, happen in the roots of the plant and not in the leaves. In the roots there are microorganisms that process toxic agents. This is why traditional flowerpots don't get enough air in the roots and do not trigger the full purifying properties of the plant, as PNAT (the independent research lab that conducted the laboratories test) has stated. Thanks to the Clairy system, which forces continuously and directly the air in the roots, we can enhance the purifying properties of the plants and get a significante, between 85%-93%, filtering of toxic agents.
Daveyon Mayne@mirmayne · Working on zired.io
@paolo_ganis So basically this is only useful by using it with a specific flower? I wasn't aware of such flower. It'll be tough to convince someone who is used to having flowers in their home to replace it with the aid of a machine. I'm into tech so that's why I'll give your machine a go 😉
Paolo GanisMaker@paolo_ganis · CEO @ Clairy
@mirmayne Thanks!;) So yes, in the '80 NASA made a list of 16 plants that have these properties. The Sansevieria Trifasciata (or Snake Plant), for example is one of the best ones! Very powerful and really easy to take care of. Well let's put it like this, we think it's much better to have a design flowerpot powered by nature and technology as an Air Purifier instead of a traditional electronic air purifier that is big, bulky, made of plastic and that only works with filters that are expensive and have to be replaced often! ;D
Vojtech RinikPro@_vojto · Founder at Median.tech
Always wanted a Wi-Fi plant.
Juan Manuel Garrido@egafutura · Founder, EGA Futura
Paolo GanisMaker@paolo_ganis · CEO @ Clairy
@_vojto ^_^ thanks to Wi-Fi we can measure the quality of pollutants in the air and give important information via APP to our users so they can get aware of the problems related to Indoor Pollution which is huge threat to our health but it's invisible! This said, we have a special functionality that can deactivate completely the Wi-Fi so that you can also use the Clairy without it!
manny@mannyanov · Founder & Creative Director in Wave Inc.
This is my first comment on PH, and I'm so glad to leave it here! This is great!
Mike Coutermarsh@mscccc · Code @ GitHub
@mannyanov welcome! :)
Paolo GanisMaker@paolo_ganis · CEO @ Clairy
@mannyanov Thank you!:)
Gabriel Lewis@gabriel__lewis · 🤔
I like the idea, I just don't see it being effective.
Paolo GanisMaker@paolo_ganis · CEO @ Clairy
@gabriel__lewis An independent research lab has conducted several laboratory test on it and proved the effectiveness! Please view our Kickstarter or Indiegogo page to find info about the result!
Johahn Leung@johahnleung · University of Sydney
Seems like an interesting idea. But I am confused after reading the PNAT study listed on your site. I thought the trick to Clairy is that the fan forces air into the root system. Yet, in the PNAT study they sprayed the pollutant at the top instead of the fan intake. Ie, the flow direction was reversed. Why? Also, how does this compare with a HEPA filter in terms of efficiency?
Andrew Erdle@gooderdle
@johahnleung it is weird, as far as i know it's a one way system - the leaves take in light and some chemicals - it gets turned into energy and the chemicals get broken down and stored in the soil.
Paolo GanisMaker@paolo_ganis · CEO @ Clairy
@johahnleung the GIF above explains the path of the air. Polluted air from the above is forced in the roots and then it comes out from the front grid. We are conducting several other tests and also related to comparing them with other filtering systems, we will keep you updated! Cool thing about Clairy is that you don't have to change filters nor spend money for them, all natural.
Paolo GanisMaker@paolo_ganis · CEO @ Clairy
@gooderdle no, only the roots. Please find a better explanation in my previous comment!
Johahn Leung@johahnleung · University of Sydney
@paolo_ganis thanks I didn't see the Gif before. Does it need a particular type of soil to ensure good airflow and without blocking the fan? Great would love to see some filtering comparisons.
Paolo GanisMaker@paolo_ganis · CEO @ Clairy
@johahnleung normal soil is fine! Leave your email on our website for updates!;) thank you!