A new series of tests with external measuring institutes shows the enormous filter effect of young mosses
The CityTree has a significant effect on air quality. It removes more than…
The ability of certain moss cultures to filter pollutants such as particulate matter and nitrogen oxides from the air makes them ideal natural air purifiers. But in cities, where air purification is a great challenge, mosses are barely able to survive due to their need for water and shade. This problem can be solved by connecting different mosses with fully automated water and nutrient provision based on unique Internet of Things technology. Air filtering performance is quantitatively proven and the plants’ requirements are measured in real time. That’s how the CityTree came into being – the world’s first bio-tech filter to quantifiably improve air quality.
Different types of moss bind environmental toxins such as particulate matter and nitrogen oxides while producing oxygen at the same time.
Water provision is either connected or independent, thanks to a fully automated irrigation system.
Integrated IoT technology delivers comprehensive information on performance and status as well as environmental data on the CityTree’s surroundings.
Energy is provided via grid connection.
Controllable ventilation technology allows airﬂow to be intensified, meaning that the filter eﬀect can be increased as required.
Mosses store large quantities of moisture, and the considerably increased evaporation surface creates an immense cooling eﬀect.
Since its invention in 2014, the CityTree is continuously being further developed. This includes all parts of this worldwide unique product idea: from design to energy and water supply to environmental performance. Thereby, we don’t just build on our comprehensive background experience but also on the expertise from different research-, technology-, sponsor- and certification partners. A particular development focus is on the steady improvement of the City Tree’s environmental performance that is being verified and reviewed by independent experts in complex laboratory and field studies.
The renomated Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research is our lead partner for measurement and analysis of the impact of our products. The head of the department of Experimental Aerosol and Cloud Microphysics Professor Dr. Alfred Wiedensohler himself superrvises the work and partnership.
The ILK Dresden is our scientific partner in the field of industry-related research, development and technology transfer in the wide range of air handling and refrigeration technologies and their applications including related scientific and technical fields. Together with the ILK we measure the filtration and cooling power of moss.
Green City Solutions GmbH
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