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Beijing to test giant smog pollution vacuum


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#1    UM-Bot

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 12:33 PM

A novel new technique for dealing with smog is to be trialled in one of China's largest cities.

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Pollution has become increasingly problematic in China in recent years with smog enveloping its largest cities on a regular basis. The level of pollution is now so bad that it can often exceed 300 micrograms per cubic meter for days at a time and wearing a face mask outdoors has become commonplace.

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 01:15 PM

Im interested to see if this works

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 02:54 PM

So, basically an air purifier to clear the air in the big cities?  Wouldn't it be better not to produce all of that smog and particulates in the first place?


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Posted 23 October 2013 - 05:22 PM

What if it sucked up birds?


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Posted 23 October 2013 - 05:23 PM

View Postmoonshadow60, on 23 October 2013 - 02:54 PM, said:

So, basically an air purifier to clear the air in the big cities?  Wouldn't it be better not to produce all of that smog and particulates in the first place?

Yea, not shat! Don't worry about the root cause. Instead, spend billions to put a band aid on it.


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Posted 23 October 2013 - 07:21 PM

Why don't they just incorporate "smog scrubbers" within the offending power plants.

Expensive, sure, but they have our money anyway, and it would be far more effective.

I'm no engineer, just offering some thoughts.


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Posted 23 October 2013 - 08:31 PM

okay! I got the solution! Everone stick their
vacuum out the window! If nothing else, it would make 'em look more like idiots than most..........Yea! That's the ticket!


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Posted 23 October 2013 - 09:42 PM

Why not tax the hell out of high polluting companies until they can produce without the high level of pollutants they they are now? Seems silly to have a product to vacuum up the smog, instead of determining that companies adopt more modern non polluting methods. It's treating the symptom rather than the cause.


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Posted 23 October 2013 - 09:48 PM

View PostEtherialNight, on 23 October 2013 - 09:42 PM, said:

Why not tax the hell out of high polluting companies until they can produce without the high level of pollutants they they are now? Seems silly to have a product to vacuum up the smog, instead of determining that companies adopt more modern non polluting methods. It's treating the symptom rather than the cause.
And who is going to tax China?

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 10:22 PM

View Postfreetoroam, on 23 October 2013 - 09:48 PM, said:

And who is going to tax China?

True enough. It's not a "tax", per se, rather more of a financial penalty and in some cases execution.

China's leader's won't ever admit that THEY allowed this problem to exist in the interest of greedy State monies.

Rather, they will just penalize, imprison and chop a few heads-off to deflect the REAL blame(theirselve's)


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Posted 24 October 2013 - 02:24 AM

View PostYukiEsmaElite0, on 23 October 2013 - 05:22 PM, said:

What if it sucked up birds?

Or people!  Hoovers don't discriminate and well, Chinese people are kinda small.


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Posted 24 October 2013 - 06:29 AM

I thought of this years ago. My idea was all the high rise buildings could have large fans at the top with some kind of filtration systems that could clean the air.


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Posted 24 October 2013 - 05:04 PM

I think we should all get together and destroy all sources of the polution. It seems far more effective.


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Posted 24 October 2013 - 06:19 PM

great, now people is aware that there will be someone cleaning up their mess and start to pollute even more

actually, it clears the sky mean all the dust will be drawn toward the ground which probably mean you'll breath in the dust even more. We're humans, not birds :nw:


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Posted 25 October 2013 - 11:39 PM

It sounds about as smart as a science fiction author starting his own religion... But, we all know that worked out fine... -Good luck!





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