A Pakistani scientist named Dr. Sara Qureshi invents the world’s first-ever eco-friendly aircraft engine that will basically be contrail-free. According to the news revealed by the technological marvel’s inventor herself on Tuesday, the eco-friendly aircraft engine is set to unveil in Q3-Q4 of 2020. Dr. Sara is working on this project since 2018. Her aim is to eliminate the negative impact of contrails on the stratosphere which is causing global warming.
What are Contrails and Why are They Harmful.?
Well, many people including me would not know what contrail means and what negative impact they have on the environment. So, let me make it simple. Contrails are simply the condensation trail left behind jet aircraft. They are formed when the hot humid air from jet exhaust mixes with environmental air of low vapor pressure and low temperature.
These thin white clouds (contrails) that engines draw across the sky are leaving a devastating mark on the climate. According to research, the global heat-trapping effect of contrail clouds will triple by 2050. If, the aircraft builders will not dramatically reduce these emissions. Also, other stats reveal contrails contribute about 15% to global warming. And, the number is increasing with every coming day. Well, now that’s a very alarming situation.
Eco-friendly Aircraft Engine will help to eliminate Pollution
To overcome this situation, Dr. Sara Qureshi decided to work on an aircraft engine that will be both eco-friendly and contrail-free. She turned her academic research at Cranfield University, UK into a pollution-free endeavor because of her strong and immense emotions towards a clean environment. And finally, she embarked on a mission to build the world’s first-ever eco-friendly aircraft engine. With this new design engine, the contrails will be turned into clean water. Surprisingly, it will even make artificial rain from the contrails formed.
According to Sara, the world aviation industry is not paying attention to develop environment-friendly aircraft engines. They are simply just ignoring the facts and are busy building fuel-efficient engines and extracting financial value from them. She also replied to Elon Musk’s trip to Mars program. She said that ” Unless you have a confirmed ticket” to the red planet, which does not have a livable atmosphere, Earth is the best bet and must be saved.”
The world’s first eco-friendly aircraft engine is currently under progress in Pakistan. It is expected to launch in late 2020. To sum up, this aircraft engine will have a great impact on reducing pollution and will make the world a better place to live for future generations to come.
Via: The Express Tribune
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