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Parker Urban Greenscapes Installs the Largest BioWall in The US at Drexel University
Posted By Christine Fletcher On October 17, 2011 @ 6:40 pm In Architecture,Design,Gardening and Plants,Green Interiors,Reader Submitted Content,Vertical Garden | No Comments
Parker Urban Greenscapes , a division of Parker Interior Plantscapes Inc, recently installed the largest BioWall in the United Stated at Drexel University ’s new Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building . The Drexel students, faculty and visitors are greeted each day by this mammoth 22-foot wide, 80-foot tall BioWall which boasts over 1,500 plants. The BioWall is actually an integrated part of the building’s air handling system. Air is actively drawn through the wall of plants then past their root systems. In the root zone, highly specialized microbes actively degrade pollutants such as formaldehyde and benzene into the benign constituents of water and carbon dioxide. The clean air is then distributed throughout the space. “The Drexel BioWall is one of the most significant advancements in controlling indoor air quality in the US. Parker is proud to be a part of this extremely important project and its success,” said Richard Parker, President of Parker Interior Plantscapes Inc.
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 Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building: http://www.drexel.edu/slas/news/featureStories/ISB/
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