Traditional and Emerging Energy Innovation

Pittsburgh International Airport Unveils Air Purifier Powered by Algae

Written by Staff Writer

AlgenAir develops living technology to improve the health and well-being of building occupants. Its first product, the aerium, is a consumer natural air purifier that uses algae to reduce carbon dioxide indoors. The aerium is a single-room solution for a whole building problem which is why the company has scaled up its technology to clean larger volumes of air.

AlgenAir will install its first commercial-sized unit at Pittsburgh International Airport at the end of September. The company recently moved from Baltimore, Maryland, to Pittsburgh, Pa., because of manufacturing options in the region. AlgenAir’s consumer product is primarily manufactured in Western Pennsylvania and its commercial installation was built entirely in Pittsburgh.

Product highlights include:

  • Commercial sized unit will hold approximately 125 gallons of algae and will be 7ft x 7.5ft in dimension
  • Can remove the equivalent amount of CO2 as thousands of houseplants
  • Technology allows buildings to improve their indoor air quality while retaining energy efficiency through the HVAC system

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Jane Joseph
(412) 722-8474