Artificial Cloud Planned to Combat Heat During 2022 Qatar Fifa World Cup

By on Mar 28, 2011 in Environment, Football, Middle East Comments
 

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Qatar will hold the 2022 World Cup between June and July 2022. One of their greatest challenges is the temperature that could reach up to 50 degree centigrade. The World Cup stadium was initially plan to be air-conditioned via solar power but report says that there were recent development by scientist at Qatar University about the possibility of using artificial cloud.  The artificial cloud is estimated to cost about $500,000 (about £310,000) each.

Saud Abdul Ghani, head of the mechanical and industrial engineering department at the university, said that the ‘artificial clouds’ will be made from a lightweight carbon structure, and carry a giant envelope of material containing helium gas.

The artificial cloud can be positioned over any of the stadiums in Qatar and can be maneuvered with a remote control from the ground to keep the passing sun off the field.

Qatar beat Australia, Japan, South Korea and the United States to host the tournament in the vote held by Fifa’s executive committee on 2 December 2010 in Zurich.



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