Yes, Fresh air never look so good! Proudly made in Singapore.
1: How does Botanicaire work?
Botanicaire uses a patent pending airflow system to draw air in from the recommended space of 200 sq ft. The air is firstly moved through our (optional) activated carbon filter where odor is eliminated, and from there is sucked down into the water reservoir where the dust, particulates, and other airborne pollutants are contained, especially the gases known as VOCs. In the reservoir, the water soluble VOCs such as Formaldehyde are dissolved, while the non-water soluble VOCs attempt to escape by rising upwards, where they are absorbed by our organic filtration system which includes our proprietary probiotic microbes and specialized plants. The air then re-circulates into the room via four openings above the Plant Sushi.
For maximum VOC removal, 9-24 hours of daily use is recommended.
2: What makes Botanicaire different from regular air purifiers?
Botanicaire is different in that it is not only a device that purifies your air of dust, particulates, and odor, but is also the world's first biological air detoxifier specifically designed to detoxify your air of dangerous chemicals known as VOCs. It does this through the use of a dynamic air-flow device, followed by specialized plant species, and proprietary probiotic microbes contained within a porous stone called Seramis, which reside in our Plant Sushi organic filtration cartridges.
3: What are Volatile Organic Compounds?
Volatile Organic Compounds or VOC are specific types of gases that come from virtually all man-made products, especially paints and furnishings. These VOCs are harmful to human health and are known to be primarily responsible for the conditions referred to as Sick Building Syndrome or SBS, and Building Related Illness or BRI. The short term health effects of exposure to these toxic gases can include headaches, nausea, and dizziness. The effects of long term exposure are much more serious and can include Liver disorder, Kidney disorder, Leukemia and other blood cancers, and even death in severe exposure cases.
4: What are microbes and are they safe?
Microbe is another term for bacterium, or bacteria. There are pathogenic (harmful) and probiotic (beneficial) bacteria around us. Probiotic bacteria help us in many ways, whether in making cheese and yogurt, or being used in the fermentation of alcohol, and even curing water in your local water treatment plant. The probiotic bacteria in Botanicaire are specifically profiled in the laboratory and are especially chosen for their ability to remove toxic gases, in addition to being safe for human exposure.
5: Is Botanicaire difficult to take care of?
Botanicaire is a low maintenance device and (thanks to our self-watering system) the product requires no watering once the plants have adjusted to the wick inside the water reservoir. Adding water to Botanicaire is as simple as removing the top cover and pouring the water directly into the reservoir to the 'Max' mark. Occasionally you might also need to clean the water reservoir as the dust and particulates collected there will build up over time. The plant cartridges or Plant Sushi will also need to be replaced once every three to six months, depending on usage.
6. Can Botanicaire be safely changed, including the plants and stones?
Botaniciare cannot be safely or effectively used with any combination other than the microbes and plants of In Vitro's Plant Sushi, as the plants and bacteria in our Plant Sushi are chosen specifically for their superior characteristics and VOC removal capabilities.
7. Can Botanicaire be placed in the garden and does it need sunlight?
Botanicaire is a self-lighted device (via 12V AC adaptor) due to the plants being indoor plants that require very little light, and the bacteria, which die when exposed to U.V. light. Botanicaire therefore does not require sunlight, and sunlight is in fact harmful to the components.
8. Does Botanicaire come with a warranty?
Botanicaire comes with a three years manufacturer's warranty for the electronic parts only. However, the warranty will be voided if non-original Plant Sushi cartridges are used.
9. What else can Botanicaire do?
In addition to all of the above, Botanicaire is also capable of supporting an activated charcoal add-on, which greatly improves the odor removal capability of the device. The water reservoir of Botanicaire can also be used either for aromatherapy, by adding essential oil directly into the water or as a unique aquarium to place fish. Why BOTANICAIRE
- All-natural & biological purification system - Go Green! Minimum electricity
- Removal of up to 95% of toxic air - So you can work better, play better
- Better air for babies & elderly
- Self-watering system for your plants - the wick does the job, you do not have to remember to water plants daily
- Specialised Plants makes your place green & beautiful
- Compact idea - Your small fish have beautiful bowl to swim in!
- No more boring mechanical looking air purifiers - Fresh air never look so Good!
- 3 year warranty for electronic parts
- Pre-filter for dust and toxic particles
- Activated Carbon Filtration
- Maximum efficiency with minimal power consumption