A female aerospace engineer from Pakistan is developing a pollution-free engine for airplanes that will reduce global warming and induce artificial rain during flight. It is expected to be ready between mid-to-late 2020.
The technological marvel’s inventor Dr. Sarah Qureshi has been working on the task since 2018 to eradicate the negative impact of commercial air carriers on the stratosphere (second major layer of Earth’s atmosphere) that adds to global warming.
In an interview with an international news outlet, the Pakistani scientist explained the contrail phenomenon.
“You see,” she said, “When an airplane flies; cloud-like contrails are formed. These clouds are water vapors frozen around small particles (aerosols) that exist in aircraft exhaust. These clouds blanket the atmosphere with emissions from planes, contributing to global warming.”
The engine will have a unique pressure-based condensation system, which will cool the water vapors in the aircraft exhaust. This water will remain on the airplane and can be released as rain as required.
An environmentalist at heart, Qureshi turned her academic research at Cranfield University, UK, into a save-the-planet attempt and boarded on a mission to build the world’s first pollution-free jet engine.