Reducing the Negative Effects of Dust Storms using Solar Energy to Recycle Plastic Waste
Wael Zaghloul ElSayad1, Hussein Mahmoud Hussein2
1Dr. Wael Zaghloul ElSayad, Construction Engineering Dep., Umm Al-Qura University/ College of Engineering at Al-Qunfudha/ Al-Qunfudha, Saudi Arabia, on Sabbatical Leave from Engineering Physics and Mathematics Dep., Faculty of Engineering at Mattaria, Helwan University, Egypt.
2Dr. Hussein Mahmoud Hussein, Construction Engineering Dep., Umm Al-Qura University/ College of Engineering at Al-Qunfudha/ Al-Qunfudha, Saudi Arabia, on Sabbatical Leave from Civil Engineering Dep., Faculty of Engineering at Mattaria, Helwan University, Egypt.
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Abstract: A sandstorm is characterized as one that whips up extraordinary loads of sand into the air, forming a dense cloud above the ground in the process. While most of the sand will rise higher than 50 cm, some sand particles can even ascend to the height of 2 meters. According to Wikipedia, the average diameter of the particles carried by such dust storm winds will vary between 0.15 and 0.30 mm. Wind speeds such during sandstorms have been recorded at up to 16 km per hour and more, while most storms continue to blow for between three hours to five hours. The dust unleashed from sandstorms continues to pose severe environmental concerns in certain Arab and Middle East countries, causing great hardships to its citizens in the form of lost income and widespread infrastructure damage. Perhaps more importantly, when it comes to measuring the effects on people’s health, it has been well documented that sandstorms have, in many cases, led to both the death and destruction of livestock, crops and even human beings. Based on the above factors, scientific researchers continue to work tirelessly to confront sandstorms in an effort to both prevent and alleviate this dangerous natural phenomenon. This particular study will look to establish a low-cost system of erecting plastic trees built from solar energy and recycled plastic waste in order to reduce the risks of sandstorms.
Keywords: Middle East Countries, Recycled Plastic, Sandstorms, Solar Energy.
Scope of the Article: Renewable Energy Technology