Top 5 -yesterday
- "The farm is a multi-million dollar gross earner and has the potential to double or triple those earnings"
- A four part series introducing new Ecuadorian Rose Farms
- Christmas trends in demand in 2022
- The greenhouse pot has become an ecological marvel
- "Automated equipment for growers requires the correct container"
Top 5 -last week
- In case you've missed it: Photo report Cultivate'22
- Beekenkamp Group board member Peter Persoon passed away
- "Chrysal Rose Dip service essential for sea transport of African rose"
- Dümmen Orange completes North American Product Management team, announces new roles
- “European market hungry for newer waxflower varieties”
Top 5 -last month
Study finds AgroSci green walls effective at breaking down diesel pollutant
In a recently released study, scientists found that an AgroSci Aerogation green wall reduced nitrogen dioxide levels an average of 62.4 percent. The research was done by Dr. John Dover at The Science Centre, Staffordshire University located at Stoke-on-Kent in the UK.
“The Aerogation Active living wall removed more NO2 than a similar passive living wall with the same number, species and volume of plants,” the study says. “The AerogationTM Active wall was more consistent in its NO2-reducing capability.”
NO2 emissions, which include high levels of particulates, cause and exacerbate respiratory illnesses. The federal government classifies the gas as a dangerous substance. The burning of diesel and other fossil fuels releases NO2, so concentrations spike near roadways, in urban areas and around power plants.
AgroSci President Mark Prescott, who recently spoke about the company’s Aerogation technology at a London conference, and CEO Chris Pianta said they were pleased by the study results.
“Anyone who has driven behind a diesel truck knows the noxiousness of diesel fumes,” Pianta said. “This study provides scientific proof that our Aerogation green walls significantly reduce NO2 and fine particulates, dangerous components of diesel and other fossil fuel pollution. Our technology purifies polluted air, making bus stops and sidewalks -- entire cities -- healthier, cleaner and happier.”
“This research confirms our technology does exactly what we say it does: naturally breaks down dangerous pollutants such as NO2,” Prescott said. “Aerogation green walls make both indoor and outdoor spaces healthier and more livable.”
AgroSci’s patent-pending Aerogation technology employs an entirely natural system -- no filters or sequestration -- that magnifies the natural cleaning power of plants about 200 times. It accomplishes this by delivering air directly into the plants’ root systems, amplifying their natural ability to break down toxins, chemicals, including dangerous VOCs, allergens and other impurities.
In partnership with Watermatic, AgroSci’s UK distributor, Treebox has installed AgroSci Aerogation green walls at bus stops throughout the City of London to test their ability to scrub diesel and other emissions from the air.
For more information:
Receive the daily newsletter in your email for free | Click here
Other news in this sector:
- 2022-08-12 EPA Application for 11 houseplant species formally received
- 2022-08-11 Houseplants can positively impact your mental health, according to researchers
- 2022-08-11 "It seems that Polish people save money on everything, except on greenery"
- 2022-07-22 Get It Growing: Swiss cheese plant is great for indoor decor
- 2022-07-18 Bloomin’ Easy unveils nine new and improved varieties for 2023
- 2022-06-27 Perk up your Cultivate experience with Danziger
- 2022-06-24 House plants can improve your well-being, but there's a catch
- 2022-06-08 Domestication and conservation of three species of Dendrobium Swartz
- 2022-05-17 Sundaville Flamingo Pink is now available
- 2022-05-11 CSU Award for 'Sunbeckia Ophelia'
- 2022-04-27 Houseplant hustlers: for some people, money does grow on trees
- 2022-04-26 "One of the silver linings of the supply chain issues: it got us thinking out of the box and trying new things”
- 2022-04-26 MNP / Suntory shows many novelties during spring events
- 2022-04-13 Mandala and Mandala Plus: two colorful new Senecio series
- 2022-04-12 Calathea:" a kaleidoscope of colors, patterns and possibilities"
- 2022-04-07 Most trending plant varieties from the 2021 Michigan Plant Trials
- 2022-04-06 Nature’s Way Farms launches new rare Alocasia Dawn in honor of founder
- 2022-04-04 "At least 100 days of flowering is now guaranteed"
- 2022-04-04 Highlights of the Primula Paradiso open days
- 2022-04-01 "It makes optimal use of the cultivation surface"