Analyzing the closed spaces where ventilation is scarce, the people that inhabit these spaces seem to be affected by the high concentrations of CO2 that accumulate in the environment. This causes a reduction in mental activity, as well as in concentration, performance, capability of making decisions, and the level of participation. Today, contamination is affecting human health, getting worse and worse every day. Due to this, effective and eco-friendly solutions are essential. 

One of the most effective live organisms in the fixation of CO2 is Microalgae. Due to this, the opportunity arises to take advantage of this flora and introduce it into urban contexts that lack methods to clean the atmospheric contamination.

On this basis, we developed a modular system conditioned for the growth of microalgae. It was designed to be expandable, allowing it to adapt to distinct areas of internal spaces. This would reduce the impact generated by excess CO2 in spaces where ambient ventilation is poor. Through this system we aimed to create awareness of the fundamental function of these organisms in the ecosystem. 

Paula Bórquez
Trinidad Ffrench-Davis
Francisca Fuenzalida

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