Ignoring Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is dangerous. In China, it is estimated that 3 million children under the age of five die from respiratory problems caused by both indoor and outdoor air. Although the design and technology of air conditioning systems has advanced, the way they deliver air has not. An Australian innovation aims to change that.

Many indoor areas are air conditioned with either an evaporated or refrigerated air conditioning system. The evaporator provides air with a moisture content (around 45 per cent is healthy and recommended) and is usually released from the indoor space through an open window. It is basically outdoor air blown through…