Posted by Chris
Monday, November 8, 2010
TED Talk: Kamal Meattle on how to grow fresh air
This was a very interesting talk on how one could grow all the air you need to live right at home. In this talk, Kamel Meattle was told he was allergic to the air in Delhi, where he lives and sets out to find something to allow him to stay where he is. In his research he found that with only 3 common green plants he could be breathing fresh air again. The plants are; Areca Palm, Mother-in-law's Tongue, and Money plant. The Aceca Palm is a plant that takes Co2 and coverts it into oxygen and you need 4 plants per person. The Mother-in-law's tongue does the same thing as the Acera but at night and you need 6 to 8 plants near where you sleep. And finally the Money plant will remove any dangerous chemicals from the air. He goes on to say that if you where inside a capped bottle with these plants you would be able to breath forever. He has taken his studies to large building in Delhi and has found that with these plants, productivity was increase by 20% and illness was drastically decreased. The building that this was tested in was rated at Delhi's cleanest air building and has the most healthy workers!