Fireworks explode during the opening ceremony for
The fireworks of the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games, which lit up the sky at the opening ceremony and will do so again at the closing ceremony, used advanced pyrotechnics technology and environmentally friendly materials to produce far less pollutants than traditional fireworks.
Pan Gongpei, chief of fireworks for the Youth Olympic Games and a professor at the
"We developed a new combinations of chemicals, which produces less fumes," Pan said. "Nanomaterials, rare earth materials, alloys and chip technology were adopted for the YOG fireworks."
He said the university formed
Pan said he remembers the acrid smell of a stadium during a big national sports event in previous years.
"It was suffocating and the smoke was everywhere. All I wanted at the time was to flee the stadium as soon as possible. In recent years,
The university team cooperated with computer technicians to control the height of the ignited fireworks and how long they would last.
Due to time limitations, the fireworks lasted for a short period during the opening ceremony. At the closing ceremony, the fireworks will go on for 30 minutes. Viewers should expect to see new kinds of fireworks with various colors and patterns.
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