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Twenty-first century technology of combating wildfire

De, Dilip Kumar and Olawole, C. Olukunle and Joel, E. S. and Ikono, U. I. and Oyedepo, Sunday Olayinka and Olawole, O. F. and Obaseki, O. S. and Oduniyi, I. and Omeje, Maxwell and Ayoola, A. A. and Usikalu, M.R. and Omotosho, T. V. and Bolujo, E. O. and Ilo, Promise Ifeoma (2019) Twenty-first century technology of combating wildfire. In: International Conference on Energy and Sustainable Environment, 2019, Online.

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Wildfire causes havoc and serious destruction of forest resources and wildlife. It also causes occasionally serious damages to human lives and properties. Current technology of fighting wildfire employs fire retardant chemicals, which pollute the environment seriously, and damages both wild and aquatic lives. Based on the new novel technology, it is possible that in the near future the industrial emissions that pollute the environments and cause health problems would be completely captured in frozen solid forms of emissions products. One of these is the frozen carbon dioxide, which is known as dry ice, which would be available than in hundreds of millions of tons in any country. Cost analysis shows that the power and cement industries would significantly benefit by selling the dry ice captured using the technology, just at $0.07 per kg. The present paper discusses the new technology of applying dry ice that would thus be abundantly available in fighting a wildfire. The paper discusses how the new technology would be by far superior to current technology that employs fire retardant chemicals in terms of environmental protection and the cost-effectiveness over the current technology.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2019 13:50
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2019 13:50

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