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(Daily Mail)   Chinese city unveils mega spray gun that will squirt smog and pollution out of the sky   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 17
    More: Unlikely, Chinese, atmospheric chemistry, civil engineers, smog, pollutants, recreational vehicles, air pollution, Lanzhou  
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2014-05-09 07:04:35 AM  
4 votes:
Um, I guess no one RTFA. This is just being used to keep the construction dust down:

to reduce air pollution caused by the metro construction
...
This is a small-scale effort to damp down the dust. The water will go up as a fine mist, and stick to the dust and form larger particles - and fall back down to the surface under gravity. ... 'it will stop dust spreading over a wider area'. It won't stop pollution elsewhere, though, he added.
2014-05-09 05:55:30 AM  
3 votes:
China is a wonderful example of what would happen if capitalism ruled the day, ironically enough.
2014-05-09 09:14:37 AM  
2 votes:
when this occurs naturally it is called "Acid Rain"
2014-05-09 05:53:22 AM  
2 votes:

MrBallou: Where does the pollution go when the spray pulls it out of the air?

Short-term solutions for short-term minds.


Yes, this approach is the opposite of "Dilution is the solution". This is "Into solution is the solution for pollution."

And yes, it's just accelerating what nature & gravity would do. Which maybe is nice for your lungs and eyes, but it accelerates deposition and accumulation in the food chain. So it's a good news, bad news thing: they'll be breathing easier and seeing longer while their internal organs are going toxic and gardening tumors.

Pollution needs to collected or prevented at/before the source.

/and it's communist china, can't they exercise absolute control?
2014-05-08 08:11:40 PM  
2 votes:
Where does the pollution go when the spray pulls it out of the air?

Short-term solutions for short-term minds.
2014-05-09 12:09:19 PM  
1 votes:

fredklein: Um, I guess no one RTFA. This is just being used to keep the construction dust down:

to reduce air pollution caused by the metro construction
...
This is a small-scale effort to damp down the dust. The water will go up as a fine mist, and stick to the dust and form larger particles - and fall back down to the surface under gravity. ... 'it will stop dust spreading over a wider area'. It won't stop pollution elsewhere, though, he added.


1. Use this to damp down the dust while building a 1000-foot-tall tower.
2. Install misters at top of 1000-foot tower.
3. ?
4. Profit!
2014-05-09 12:07:55 PM  
1 votes:

Wangiss: some_beer_drinker: BumpInTheNight: China is a wonderful example of what would happen if capitalism ruled the day, ironically enough.

i live in china, and i think this is quite true.

You don't perceive a connection between business and government? All the Chinese people I've talked to before do. Capitalism is different from cronyism. It means that private individuals own and control the means of production. Cronyism (or corny capitalism) means private parties own the means of production, but it's controlled by the government who get kickbacks for playing favorites. That's the similarity between American and Chinese economics in my opinion.


China is very laissez faire for small fish.  Lots of mom and pops.  Not necessarily legal.   Local police thugs might try to beat on unlicensed street food vendors.  The local police thugs might, in turn, be beaten by the locals.

But, yeah, at the higher levels? In our system, the rich and powerful make all the rules and run everything.  In theirs, it's the opposite.
2014-05-09 11:25:03 AM  
1 votes:
fusillade762: Will it be able to defeat Godzilla?

Wrong monster.  They're preparing to fight Hedorah ('Godzilla versus the Smog Monster') when Japan sends it against them.
2014-05-09 09:44:19 AM  
1 votes:
It is cheaper easier to not put that shiat in the air than it is to get it back out...
2014-05-09 09:17:26 AM  
1 votes:

Lokkii: Where are Green Peace, the Sierra Club, and all the other Environmentalist protesters?  AFAIK you never hear them say anything about China or Russia, or India.  They've too busy trying to zero out the last decimal points of pollution in the United States and Europe, and perfecting the World's climate.



A quick google search shows they're active in China and were you asleep last year when a bunch of them got arrested by Russia last fall?  Oh, and 44 of them just got arrested for blocking a Russian oil tanker.

They're crazy eco-nuts.

OTOH, The Sierra Club probably focuses on the US because aside from Canada, that's the only country where it has chapters.  They're not actually eco-nuts.
2014-05-09 07:38:02 AM  
1 votes:

BumpInTheNight: China is a wonderful example of what would happen if capitalism ruled the day, ironically enough.


China is still a centrally planned economy.  It is actually an example of what happens when when an authoritative government regulates every last detail instead of embracing free market capitalism.
2014-05-09 05:58:41 AM  
1 votes:

BumpInTheNight: China is a wonderful example of what would happen if capitalism ruled the day, ironically enough.


i live in china, and i think this is quite true.
2014-05-09 05:56:16 AM  
1 votes:
Best.  Super Soaker.  Evar.
2014-05-09 05:49:28 AM  
1 votes:

log_jammin: so they are just going to take all the shiat that is in the air, and put it into the ground, instead of, you know, not putting it into the air in the first place.


It gets rid of the old complaint about smog and gives them a decade to deny, ignore, and stall before finally admitting they should form a committee to investigate proposals for research into their new runoff problem.
2014-05-08 09:52:35 PM  
1 votes:
It's for dust next to a construction site, not general pollution reduction.
2014-05-08 08:34:51 PM  
1 votes:

MrBallou: Where does the pollution go when the spray pulls it out of the air?

Short-term solutions for short-term minds.


Into the drinking water of course, that way the poor people will just drink it.
2014-05-08 07:23:59 PM  
1 votes:
Man portable prototype

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