THE FUTURE OF AIR FILTRATION – POWERED BY BACTERIA FILLED MODULES
With increasing urbanisation, we’re faced with an urgent crisis; the air in our cities is becoming increasingly toxic. In the coming decades, more and more people will fall victim to chronic respiratory illnesses, stroke, and heart attacks due to dirty urban air. It’s easy to see the urgency of the problem, yet it is hard to see real action taking place to combat it.
Cellul-air is a speculative project that proposes the use of pollution-fighting bacteria in public air filtration systems. By using the notion of bioremediation, the natural process that uses certain microbial strains to absorb and break down pollutants, this project was able to project a future where these super strains could be enhanced in order to clean air effectively.
Cellul-air utilises a range of bacterial strains that naturally target specific pollutants, e.g. NO2, ozone, iron particulates, and customises a palette that suits eah individual environment. By having each cell capable of being emptied and sterilised, we were able to design a system that can always house the most effective bacteria for each space.