To Control the Smoke Emission for Wo Hop Shek Columbarium & Crematorium by using “Qing Yan” Smokeless Joss Paper Furnaces
Name of the Client
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department / Architectural Services Department / Able Contractors Ltd. / Wan Chung Construction Co. Ltd
Government Departments & Construction Companies
A new columbarium and a new crematorium were constructed in Wo Hop Shek, Fanling. The clients were seeking solutions to tackle air pollution problems caused by Chinese ritual activities including joss paper burning and joss stick/candle burning carried out by public users in these two premises.
- HKPC worked with the architects, engineers and contractors to design and implement two kinds of air pollution control devices over the two premises. Both devices adopted HKPC’s patented green technology.
- “Qing Yan” Smokeless Joss Paper Furnaces – 15 environmental-friendly furnaces were installed in these two premises to remove black smoke emissions from joss paper burning carried out by the public. HKPC worked with the architects to integrate these furnaces into the building structures that visually harmonized with the architectural environment.
- Joss Stick Smoke Collectors – 3 innovatively designed smoke collectors were installed in the service halls of the crematorium to remove smoke generated from joss stick burnings at the altars inside the service halls. HKPC also used the advanced computational fluid dynamic analysis technique to evaluate the performance of the collectors for the client during early design stage.
Both the smokeless joss paper furnaces and joss stick smoke collectors effectively solved air pollution problems in client’s premises by reducing smoke emissions during daily operation. The design of the smokeless joss paper furnaces and joss stick smoke collectors also helped the architects to achieve visual harmonization on the architectural design.