China has long struggled with pollution. The solution: The smog-cleaning drone. The Aviation Industry of China is testing a smog-cleaning drone which carries almost a ton of smog cleaning chemicals. First tests will occur at airports and ports beginning this month.
In a recent story in the Business Insider, the pollution removal process is explained.
This isn’t China’s first stab at it. As reported by Darren Wee at South China Morning Post. “For several years, China has used aeroplanes and fixed-wing drones to spray chemicals in the air which freeze pollutants, allowing the particles to fall to the ground. “The soft-wing UAV can carry three times more weight than fixed-wing drones and is 90 per cent less expensive to operate. The purchase and maintenance cost of the new drone is 20 to 30 per cent cheaper than other types.”