This weird machine working in China can also be very useful for Lahore. Do you know what it is?

06:22 PM | 12 Nov, 2016
This weird machine working in China can also be very useful for Lahore. Do you know what it is?
BEIJING - While choking smog has reached over 25 times safe levels in the Chinese capital, two fog cannons have been launched in Beijing with the aim of reducing levels of harmful PM2.5 particles and dust.

The mobile blowers, also known as dust suppression systems or dust fighters, are designed to dampen the air and control particulate matter, and are normally found at coal depots and other industrial sites where dust is a problem, reports Beijing Morning Post.

The fog cannons consist of a high power turbine ventilator, which can spray a light rain to a distance of 120 meters, and 60 metres into the air. The operator can also rotate the "cannon" by 270 degrees via remote control.


The dust fighter machines used to battle smog in Beijing can make tiny water mist particles as small as dust.

The two machines will mainly be seen in key areas in the city - the Foreign Embassy area, the Olympic park, Asian Sports Village and Taikoo Li Sanlitun shopping area.

According to the Beijing Morning Post, the air becomes temporarily bright and clean after the dust fighter has passed by.

The machine usually makes two runs a day, but may need to be used 3 to 5 times a day on days with heavy smog.

According to the company providing the service, other districts in Beijing have expressed an interest in the dust suppression system, so these fog cannons could become a very familiar sight on the streets of the Chinese capital.

Pakistan, a close partner of China, is also battling smog in its plains including Lahore, Gujranwala, Sahiwal, Faisalabad, and Rawalpindi. And these fog cannons can play a major role in bringing down the dangerous level of hazardous smog in Pakistan as well. The authorities in Pakistan must seriously think about it and ask its "all-weather friend" for this innovative invention to help control the rising smog.

The writer is a member of the staff.


Today Currency Rates in Pakistan - Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 24 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 24, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 278.4 for buying and 280.1 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.35 and selling rate is 303.45.

British Pound rate is 354.5 for buying, and 358.35 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal hovered at 73.6.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 278.4  280.1 
Euro EUR 301.35 303.45
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.5 358.35
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5  77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65


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