Doha3 hours agoWriter: Nikita Agarwal
Football fever will start in November this year. The FIFA World Cup will be played in Qatar from November 21 to December 18. This is the first time that the Football World Cup is being played in a Gulf country. Qatar also wants to give a unique experience to all the football fans of the world. He has made his 8 stadiums air conditioned. Millions of dollars were spent for this.
Actually, there are deserts in the Gulf countries and this is the reason that the temperature here is much higher than the rest of the countries. In such a situation, air conditioners have been installed in the stadium for the convenience of the players and spectators.
This is also the first time in the world that an open air stadium is being made air conditioned. Dr. Saud Ghani, a mechanical engineer known as Dr. Kool, has done this work. According to Ghani, if the temperature outside the stadium is 52 degrees Celsius, then the temperature inside will remain 22 degrees Celsius.
The FIFA World Cup will be played in Qatar from November 21 to December 18.
How will the AC be installed in the open ground?
Dr. Ghani says- Designing air conditioning for an open air stadium was a big challenge. Warm air is lighter than cold air. Warm air stays up while cold air stays below. We will recycle this cold air in the stadium.
Understand it with an example. When water and oil are poured into a glass, the oil stays on top because it is lighter. Water settles down because it is heavy. During this, the fish swimming in the glass stays under the cold surface of the water. We adopted this formula. During the match, the people sitting in the stadium and the players will remain in the cool air.
According to Ghani, all service gates were closed while testing this kit. A layer of cold air was formed below. The hot air above is like oil, but we will recycle the cold air below, so that the hot air above does not mix with the cold air below. Initially it seemed impossible, but now we are successful.
Mechanical Engineer Dr. Saud Ghani (Right) during a meeting with his team.
Cold air will go to selected places
During testing, Ghani realized that he did not need to cool the entire stadium, but only the ground and the fan stands. After this he started developing the spot cooling system. The advantage was that only the targeted points i.e. selected places were successful in cooling.
After a lot of research and testing, the team created such a technology that with the help of football-sized nozzles and air diffusers, cold air can be thrown at the players and spectators.
FIFA World Cup is played every 4 years. This will be the first time it will be played in a Gulf country.
Cooling as well as cleaning
The special thing is that this artificial cooling technology also has a filtration system. Just like in a car. If the air is polluted, it can also be cleaned.
The FIFA World Cup will be played in Qatar from November 21 to December 18 this year. 32 teams will take part in it.