IKEA has created a curtain that can clean the air in the apartment

We all know that plants can purify the air, absorbing carbon dioxide and harmful substances from the atmosphere, producing oxygen. Many people are for this reason kept at the homes of several gardens. And what about those who are not friendly plants? You can use special curtains from IKEA that have the function of air purification. The novelty has received name Gunrid and will go on sale next year.

The company still provides little information about a new product, but reports that the fabric from which made the curtains, covered with a layer of photocatalyst, which is exposed to ultraviolet light destroys contaminants in the air. According to the developer of IKEA Mauricio Affonso, the technology works “like photosynthesis in plants.”

Details about the substance that is covered with blinds, the company said, but it can be assumed that the engineers for the creation of curtains selected titanium dioxide. They will work on the principle of the photocatalysis: the particles of titanium dioxide on the surface of the fabric exposed to sunlight can accelerate the oxidation of organic pollutants, resulting in air coming through the window, it will appear cleaner.

IKEA noted that according to statistics of the world health organization, published in may last year, 90 percent of the world’s population breathe polluted air. Hazardous substances contained in the air, also referred to as the who cause some eight million deaths per year, as they increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease, and various lung diseases, including cancer.

To reduce the level of harmful substances in the air, governments reduce the norms for emissions of harmful substances during production. If to speak about regular consumers for home use available in various air purification systems. IKEA decided to simplify the task and at the same time to make her decision more original, incorporating the filtration system in an ordinary piece of furniture — curtains.

Unfortunately, further details about the fabric and its efficiency, the company said. About the price of the product is also unknown.

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