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Botanic Air Corporation

Use best technologies to: negate toxic airborne volatile organic compounds- VOCs, improve indoor air quality, and improve occupant health

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Seattle, WA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2012
  • Employees 1
  • Website plantsearchonline.BotanicAir.htm

Company Summary

What: Use photocatalysis and phytoremediation to measurably: 1) negate toxic VOC gasses, 2) improve indoor air quality, 3) improve occupant/worker health and productivity, 4) reduce HVAC cost, 5) earn LEED credits; at industrial, commercial and institutional facilities. How: control ASHRAE 62.1 IAQP Contaminants of Concern at customers' built environments


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    Richard Ward, M.S., P.E., Mechanical Engineer
    HVAC Advisor

    Independent Consultant- RMW Engineering, Seattle WA; Focus: Optimizing designs to meet owner expectations in difficult situations to minimize utilization of resources and to improve on the standard of the industry. Understanding of system operation and the requirements of jurisdictions will allow improvements.

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    Stanley Kays, PhD, Horticulture
    Phytoremediation Advisor

    University of Georgia, Professor Emeritus, Athens GA

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    Joe Haslett
    Interior Plantscape Industry Advisor

    B.S. Ornamental Horticulture, Co-Founder- Plantscape Industry Alliance; Horticulture & Crop Science Dept. Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo CA

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    Michael Pomfret, PhD, Chemistry
    Chief Technology Officer, Principal Investigator, Photocatalysis Advisor

    Research Chemist; Highly skilled Physical Chemistry Ph.D. with 6+ years of experience in government laboratory research ... Possesses strong experimental, interpretive, writing, and communication skills. Works with teams comprised of members with varied science and engineering backgrounds. Management experience includes 3+ years as a Principal Investigator on two multi-institutional programs.

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    Clinton Holzhauer, M.S. Geochemistry,
    Indoor Air Quality- IAQ Advisor

    IAQ Services Manager, EHS-International, Inc., Bellevue WA; Forensic Chemist, Pacific Testing Labs/PSI; MS The Australian National University; BS Geology & Geophysics, Yale University

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    Chris Pianta, BS, Environmental Horticulture
    Aeroponics/Greenwalls Advisor

    Developed sustainable air recycling systems to improve IAQ (Indoor air Quality) and decrease resource use (water and energy) using all natural phyto-remediation process in greenwalls. AgroSci Inc. Living Air Greenwall Systems, featuring Aerogation- Active Phytoremediation system.

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    Christopher Simpson, PhD, Chemistry
    IAQ/VOC laboratory/research Advisor

    UW Environmental. and Occupational Health Sciences; Research Interests- Air Pollution Monitoring and Modeling, Ambient Air Pollutants, Analytical Chemistry, Biological Monitoring, Biomarkers, Cholinesterase monitoring, Diesel Exhaust, Exposure Assessment, Indoor Air, Industrial Chemistry, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Exposure, Pesticides, Polycyclic Hydrocarbons, Trace Contaminants, Wood Smoke

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    Mike McCarthy, MBA
    Founder, CEO

    Biofuels startup management team; created a leading nationwide B2B horticulture industry database search website-; twenty years of food/agri commodities trading, processor company turnaround, process and supply chain management, foreign agribusiness creation; MBA and BSBA instructor in competitive strategy, operations management, corporate finance, and writing the business plan.

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    Stuart Strand, PhD, Environmental Engineering
    Supplemental Phytoremediation Advisor

    Strand Laboratory, Univ. WA Environmental Engineering, Seattle WA

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    John Mueller, MBA
    Business Advisor

    MBA, B.S. Mechanical Engineering; thirty year agri/food commodities career senior executive, former CEO of a leading WA agribusiness.

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    Andreas Winardi, MS, BS, CEM, CEA, CRM, CSDP, EIT, LEED
    HVAC, Energy Advisor

    Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Sr. Energy Management Engineer, Univ. Wisconsin BS, MS

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    Phillip Thompson, Ph.D,Environmental Engineering, P.E.
    Civil Engineering & Phytoremediation Advisor

    Civil & Environmental Engineering, Seattle University, Director of the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability; Ph.D., M.S. Environmental Engineering, B.A. Biology; teaches courses in environmental engineering and economics; other research interests have focused on the use of plants to restore soil and groundwater contaminated with hazardous wastes.

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    Elizabeth Van Volkenburgh, PhD Plant Physiology
    Plant Health, Growth and Phytoremediation Advisor

    University of Washington Botany and Biology Departments. With experiments designed to discover the physiological mechanisms underlying plant cell growth and the regulation of these mechanisms by light, touch, and other factors, we are most interested in asking how plants 'behave' in response to their environment.

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    Chris Edlin, CSBA, LEED AP, BD+C, Homes
    LEED/Green Building Advisor

    Living Building Coordinator, Project Associate, O'brien & Company;
    Certifications: Certified Sustainable Building Advisor, ENERGY STAR Verifier and Performance Tester,
    LEED AP Homes, BD+C (Building Design + Construction), LEED for Homes Green Rater
    Concentrations & Specialties: Indoor air quality and energy efficiency

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    Patrick Leonard, MSc, BEng, AP
    LEED/Green Building Advisor

    Manager Portfolio Services, Paladino & Co, PMP®, LEED® AP;
    MSc Renewable Energy and Management DL, University of Ulster, UK-NI,2010; LEED® APl, 2008; BEng Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield, UK, 2006; Cascadia Regional Green Building Council, ASHRAE Member and New Faces in Engineering Nominee, 2010; Technical Specialties- LEED EB:OM, commissioning, indoor air quality, climate analysis;

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    Brook Riggio, BS, Engineering
    IT- Information Technology Advisor

    Over 8 years' experience building and managing web applications, working with companies to make a difference through the power of the web. Specialties: Professional Training, Ruby on Rails, Lean start-ups, Business development, SQL databases, Interaction/Experience Design, Javascript, Git, Web Applications. Degree focus in Computer Engineering. Synthesized silicon chip, transistor by transistor, Harvey Mudd College.

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    Virginia Powers, B.S.
    Interiorscape Plants & Technicians Advisor

    BS in Environmental Education & Interpretation, Geology and Environmental Science, Michigan State University. A thirty five year interior plantscape veteran, editor/publisher of Tropical Plant Technician and, and President of Garden Tapestry, providing services that include design, installation, and maintenance of interior and exterior gardens.

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    Ruoxi Zhang, CSBA
    China Advisor

    Affiliate faculty, Co-director of China Initiatives, Urban Design & Planning, Univ. of Washington; US National Sustainable Building/Development advisor in China and the US;

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    Emilie Viglino, PHD Candidate, M.S., Analytical Chemistry, Univ. of Washington
    Phytoremediation Intern

    My expertise is in the application of analytical chemistry to environmental and biological systems. I try to develop technologies that will minimize the negative impact that humanity has on the globe. Currently/recently conducting research on the degradation of organic pollutants (PAHs and TCE) via endophyte-assisted phytoremediation, and investigating metabolic pathways and enzymatic activity using analytical chemistry & microbiology tools.

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    Mike S.
    Mechanical Design Engineer Advisor

    Over a dozen US patents mainly in medical and dental devices; thirty two years of mechanical technology design experience.

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    Jessica Karli, B.S. Environmental Science- U WA 2015
    Laboratory Assistant

    Strong background in leadership, teamwork and communication skill. Adaptable, accountable, persistent and willing to learn. Committed and can perform under deadlines, even if need to work overtime or need to provide immediate aid.

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