- Cleaning up the oceans
I like it, although it does raise a few questions (excuse me if I’ve missed the answers to these):
– Does it only catch waste that is floating on, or near, the surface?Posted 3 years ago
– What happens to critters floating on the surface? Will they get sucked in?
– Does the water/oil separation process remove any “good” things from the water, such as krill, plankton or other tiny organisms that are needed?
– What is the “catchment” area of these things and how many are needed for a given area?notmyrealnameSubscriber
Looks good. I hope it catches on. I wonder if it will pick up tiny pieces like those plastic microbeads that are still used in some cosmetics made by irresponsible manufacturers.
The amount of plastic in the environment is scary.
They’ve actually started to do something about them now. The US has now banned their use:Posted 3 years agosquirrelkingMember
It’ll be a simple centrifugal seperator methinks, anything lighter than the water (and insoluble) will be thrown out. Either that or candle filters.
And yeah, it’ll only draw in what it can suck so anything on or damn near on the surface. Luckily that’s your plastics and sanitary items mostly covered.Posted 3 years ago
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