24 Julai, 2010 16:42 PM
DOHA, July 24 (Bernama) -- Qatari engineer has designed an environment-friendly machine that can reduce the temperature considerably, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported, citing the Peninsula newspaper report Saturday.
According to the Qatari engineer, Farej Sakeri, the "Cooling Palm" can eliminate the sizzling heat and high humidity levels in the atmosphere.
"The multifunctional device can reduce the temperature from some 45 degrees Celsius to 20 degrees Celsius," Sakeri said.
"It can also reduce humidity from 60 percent to 10 percent and can also increase the oxygen content in the air from 24 percent to 40 percent.
It can also absorb the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere," he said.
The Cooling Palm owes its multi-functionality to a couple of gadgets that can filter air which include a device that absorbs the moisture in the air, thereby reducing humidity. Another device subsequently converts this moisture into water by condensing it.
"The whole machine is based on solar energy and it needs no electricity or water to run. The leaf-like structures in the palm help to absorb the sun's energy. The whole machine stands at a height of 40 metres," he said.