Climate Change and Water Proof Technology
It’s not just governments but major organizations the world over that have climate change as a top issue in their agendas. They should of course since mankind has not been very kind to the environment for centuries. Even skeptics are getting shaken up by the presence of unprecedented storm patterns and heat waves that leave the earth scorched and barren.
According to an article published in the magazine Nature, researchers from across the globe working under the umbrella of the International Past Global Changes 2000 Consortium have found that we launched the onset of global warming on our planet as early as the 1800s. The researchers came to this conclusion after reconstructing the climatic patterns for the last 500 years and analyzing nature’s best representatives like coral reefs, caves, and ices cores among other naturally occurring historical reserves.
Effects of Climate Change on Technology
What do the above herald for our technology friendly generation and our beloved gadgets? On a personal scale, there is the very probable chance that you could be caught out in a storm, drop your phone in a pool or toilet bowl or spill something on it accidentally. The waterproof iPhone 7, Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Sony Xperia’s XZ among other offerings show how far thinking manufacturers and consumers alike have become.
2016 IFA electronic fair in Berlin exhibited the just how far waterproof technology has been integrated into everyday gadgets. And apart from smartphones, smart watches like Samsung’s gear S3 and headphones like Kenwood headphones from JVC, cameras too like those from GoPro have all undergone the waterproofing technology.
However, there is a distinct level of submergence your gadget can take. As these are family products, the amount of waterproofing is geared toward protecting them from accidental situations where you pick up the gadget quickly after and clean it off.
Improved Waterproofing Technology
On a larger scale, the other level of waterproofing does combat climate change as buildings, infrastructure and major electronic installations are protected. All the above can get the waterproofing membrane in four easy steps.
First, they are cleaned out by air blowing all the dirt and dust or debris using an air compressor. A conditioner is then applied to the surface and left to air dry before cracks and crevices are properly reinforced in order to accept the membrane easily. After this, the membrane is then applied and water tested to see how effective the membrane is.
The installation of the membrane should be done before any decorative work is undertaken. As for structures within the ground, the protection keeps them same from the water inside the ground. These treatments allow for the climate to change as it will without your structure bearing the brunt of it.
Waterproofing technology has been implemented on a myriad of products over the years and even for some of the most recent technologies such as drones. Much as some could initially resist water damage, much wouldn’t be done when it’s submerged in water. More rugged and versatile than their predecessors, some of the newly out waterproof drones and quadcopters come loaded with powerful waterproofing technology that enables them to stay submerged for up to half an hour or encounter major spillages without getting affected.
In fact, it is one of the best additions to outdoor hobbies like drone flying and aerial photography as more and more drones are fitted with this waterproofing technology. Overall, from smartphones to waterproof drones, waterproofing technology has provided all segments of the market with measures to fight the destructive effects of water on many items.