China premier-designate says pollution solution "long-term process"

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MikeBarnett wrote:

I like the work I do in China, but this weekend I needed a hazmat suit to breathe and a pick and shovel to tunnel through the air. That’s a slight exaggeration, but the future premier is correct that it will take time for current pollution measures to take effect. They began in late 2011 for the Durban Conference, and I have pointed out that we should see serious results by mid-2014 that will continue though late 2016 when the next five year plan for pollution control should start.

My partners and I have warehouse farms in cities that help reduce pollution by taking city air, passing it through electrostatic plates to remove dangerous pollutants (CO, SO2, NO2) and through fiber filters that remove particulates. The remaining CO2 flows into the farms to grow more fruits, vegetables, and grains. The equation is CO2 + H2O + soil nutrients + green plants + light = food + O2. We grow more food, clean the air, recover industrial chemicals on the plates, and recover particles to make glazed clay tiles for our defense technologies. We reduce transportation costs for our produce because the produce is already in cities. With all of our technologies, we increase food production by a factor of 75 or 7500%. With 2 million of our 1 hectare (2.5 acres) warehouse farms, we could have 4,000 for each of the 500 biggest cities in China and make major reductions in pollution. 4,000 hectares would cover 4 square kilometers or 1.53 square miles, so the land area would not be excessive.

In addition, we could produce as much food as 150 million hectares (375 million acres) of outdoor farms. China’s entire agricultural land area today is about 150 million hectares, so we could double China’s production of food and add a substantial amount for export. The US, Mexico, Africa, the Middle East, India, and Australia are becoming polluted deserts, so China can dominate the world’s food supply by 2020 to 2025 while it reduces its pollution.

Jan 15, 2013 6:11pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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