So I was browsing about natural resonant frequencies and how they work, and I stumbled upon this article:
I watched the video and tried to understand what was going on. Basically they are using a giant sound cannon to blast smog away.
I don't understand how this cannon is specifically targeting smog, and if not if that is even what it is supposed to do.
I am also working on a similar project and would like to know a few things.
Does air have a natural frequency? (I am referring to just any cluster of air and not air as a total because I know that different air may have different natural frequencies) If so how might one find that natural frequency? If not, why not?
How does that smog cannon from the link above work and what is its purpose?
What other effects may different sounds(not just natural frequencies) have on gases and normal air? Could you change the temperature of air? Could you move specific particulates in air or just air as a whole? Could you change air pressure in specific areas on demand?
Thank you if you read my questions.
And I hope you answer and find this worth your time!
Edit: I now understand that the cannon was not specifically targeting smog and was instead destroying the temperature inversion layer to restore natural convection reducing air pollution. However my other questions still stand, and I still want to know if it is possible to target specific gases in the atmosphere with soundwaves/frequencies.
Edit: I just saw your answer Anna. However I do not understand what you mean by continuum of frequencies and if you did not understand what a natural resonance frequency is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BE827gwnnk4. The sound that he uses in that video the frequency of that sound's waves is the natural resonance frequency.
Also for my third question I am not addressing the cannon, but just in general it seems you have answered my question in terms of the cannon and have completely denoted the sub-questions within:
Could you change the temperature of air?
Could you move specific particulates in air or just air as a whole?
Could you change air pressure in specific areas on demand?
Also for my first question: I also asked how you could measure these frequencies within air.
Thank you! Also sorry if I came off a bit aggressive or defensive. Also sorry if these edits are too long.