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Planes, trucks spray water to soak up Bangkok’s smog


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5 hours ago, jaygino said:

how about lifting the barges off the river, turning on all the propellers blades to blow all the nasty air away

 

Already suggested that a few days ago... Just waiting for the government to pick up on that blast from the past...

 

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4 hours ago, kingstonkid said:

Here is a simple solution.  Set up no drive areas.  Establish drop off points outside the city and close the rods to pedestrian traffic.  Set up Don Muang for instance as a parking lot drop off point.  Only run buses from Mor chit to Don Muang.  No cars allowed. 

Restrict commercial vehicles like large trucks and such to after hours.

Yeah i know Not going to happen but hey. 

 

Vehicles are not the main cause of Thailand's smog problem... Burning is.

 

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Thailand is too lazy for any real solutions for anything-always temporary minimum effort “solutions”.  It’s pitiful, and will keep the country down, as others take their futures more seriously 

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1 hour ago, KnowItAllSMD said:

The solution is “move to Phuket”. Living in Bangkok nearly killed me. Lots of empty beaches and land out here in Phuket if you stay clear of that dump called Patong ( albeit a very fun dump )

Phuket - The pollution won't kill you, but everything else will because it's so damn expensive, more expensive then being abroad: 

 

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2 minutes ago, bbi1 said:

Phuket - The pollution won't kill you, but everything else will because it's so damn expensive, more expensive then being abroad: 

 

We know Thai people raise prices when there is less business 🤪

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Ok...just did some math. If they were using those firefighting planes to drop water, the largest plane is a 747 that carries 19,000 gallons of water.

 

Bangkok is just over 600 square miles.

 

In order to cover 600 square miles 1” deep in water, the 747 would need to make about 550,000 runs.

 

Best of luck although I think they are wasting time, money and resources.

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Spraying water to reduce air particles has been done for ages.  There is nothing special or weird about it.  China even uses water cannons at several sites to prevent dust from becoming airborn and to remove dust particles from the air.  The dust will stick to the water molecules and be removed from the air.  

 

And for those who comment about the diesel engine spraying water or the fuel burned from the aircraft... sorry to say but its not two pratt & WHitney engines from a turbo prop that will make any difference with the millions of cars in Bangkok... but they can eliminate a lot of dust particles.  Additionally, the "pollution" from the 67's P&W's is already high in the sky and much less than one of those Thai Racing Truck Drivers with their diesel pump all the way open...

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1 hour ago, dezeure said:

Spraying water to reduce air particles has been done for ages.  There is nothing special or weird about it.  China even uses water cannons at several sites to prevent dust from becoming airborn and to remove dust particles from the air.  The dust will stick to the water molecules and be removed from the air.  

 

 

Local water spraying on construction sites and such is a common dust control method.

 

But at the levels the Thais are doing it, having a couple planes flying around over BKK and elsewhere isn't going to make a whit of difference in the current smog siege. And nor will having fire trucks spray water up into the air.
 

And whatever minimal effect it might have is only going to be temporary at best, because there'll still be more pollution being generated and blowing its way in from local agricultural burning and other pollution sources.

 

The SOLUTION is to stop pollution at its SOURCE, not to try to artificially wash it out of the skies.

 

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On 1/15/2019 at 8:06 AM, harada said:

Yep, spraying water 40m into the air with diesel powered sprayers should do it.

It seems that the highly trained gentleman that put extra boats on the river to make the water flow faster is again using his extensive knowledge and technology to bail the city out once again.

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On 1/15/2019 at 5:15 PM, KnowItAllSMD said:

The solution is “move to Phuket”. Living in Bangkok nearly killed me. Lots of empty beaches and land out here in Phuket if you stay clear of that dump called Patong ( albeit a very fun dump ) . Check out Laguna Beach and Naithon Beach. Some amazing deals to still be had in Naithon. It’s baffling that Naithon is as quiet as it is due to proximity to the airport and having arguably the nicest beach in Thailand. You can still buy ocean front property there at a decent rate. 

But you will never be allowed to own the land that it stands on.

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