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How it works

How it works

There’s pretty good evidence that breathing, playing, and digging in the dirt is good for your health. Your modern, sterilized life in sealed-off buildings and homes is likely not. Researchers found clear evidence that childhood exposure to outdoor microbes gives you a more robust immune system. The good news is, it’s absolutely possible to improve the indoor microbiome. Bacterial ecosystems truly are a force of nature. With a little help, they can make an incredible comeback. For that little push they need, we rely on beneficial organisms. From this knowledge, the TakeAir service came to existence. 6 steps on how it works.

In case you’re not into reading today, have a look at our explainer video: 

1. Research on natural environments

In collaboration with Prof. Dr. Ir. Verstraete we’ve joined forces to discover the health-supporting effects of nature. This research showed that a very large and diverse amount of micro-organisms creates a perfectly balanced microbiome.


2.  Soil loving organisms

This discovery stimulated more research. Which organisms are useful? Which ones are favorable? And wich ones able to proof purpose outside natural environments? Presenting: soil loving organisms.

Which organisms?

This mixture of soil-loving organisms mostly consists of Archaea. These are diverse and abundant. Present in soil, oceans, and freshwater, where they may fulfill a key role in the biogeochemical cycles of the planet. Archaea display unique capacities, such as methanogenesis and survival at temperatures higher than 90 °C, that makes them crucial for understanding the nature of the biota of early Earth.   

These microorganisms obtain energy and nutrients from inorganic substrates such as carbon dioxide, and ammonia. In other words, our chemolithotrophic bacteria are not using – as we do – organic compounds as sources of food. In this respect, they are fully harmless to us. how it works

What makes these beneficial?

These organisms live by a principle known as competitive exclusion. Meaning that the soil loving organisms physically occupy the area, suppressing the presence of unwanted microorganisms by competing for the same space. This is a sure-fire way to reduce the presence of potential harmful organisms in exchange for more diverse beneficial ones. How it works

3. Cultivating of beneficial organisms

A specially designed and monitored bio-reactor cultivates these tiny friends. We store this mixture of beneficial organisms as a liquid inside an infuse. 


4.  Installing the automated Bio-Disperser

The infuse is placed into the automated bio-disperser, designed to control and monitor the spreading in your building.

How it worksThe IoT connected Bio-Disperser provides 24/7 bio-augmentation to assure you of a perfectly enriched space. Above all, you’ll be able to follow up on the functioning with a personalized dashboard.

5. Injecting nature in the air ducts 

Product and service are brought together.

Nature As A Service. 


6. Upgraded space

Your building will have a positive impact on the quest for a happier life. Giving your building users an extra reason to smile and to come back. Contact with nature contributes to higher building productivity. 

“It’s one life’s great ironies. In many cases, the healthiest thing you can do in terms of living in an inside space is making it more like the outside. Open the windows. Increase airflow. The idea of sealing up houses, keeping it excessively clean and killing every organism in the process has taken us pretty far down the wrong road.”

Rob Dunn

Biologist , Wild life of our homes

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