The startup’s air purification system Molekule, is the world’s first molecular air purifier that can capture major allergens like pollen, dust and dander
Clean-technology company Molecule has presented an air purifier which is potent enough to break down indoor pollutants on a molecular level. The decision to create something advanced as molecular air purifier came after Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declared that indoor air contains 2-5 times more pollutants than outdoor air, and since people spend 90 percent of their time indoors, it’s of vital importance to protect them from harmful pollutants (dust, pollen, pet dander, mold, viruses, bacteria, and gaseous chemicals).
The Molekule air filter features a new technology Photo Electrochemical Oxidation that uses UV-A wavelength LED lights in simulating the solar light. This produces a chemical reaction on the surface of the filter, taking allergens, bacteria, chemicals, viruses and molds and breaking them down into harmless elements before releasing them back into the air to solve air pollution. How cool is that!!
Developed at the University of Florida and University of South Florida, Molekule’s air purifier disassembles pollutants 1,000 times smaller than what current filters can catch.
Scheduled to hit the stores early next year at $799, a limited first batch of Molekule can currently be pre-ordered online for just $499 along with a year’s supply of free filters. Based on personal usage and the environment, the device automatically determines when filters need to be replaced; a new set will be shipped to consumers for an annual price of $99.