The search for Malaysian Airlines flight 370 has given more evidence that the worlds oceans are full of plastic and rubbish.
Kathleen Dohan of Earth & Space Research in Seattle has been interviewed by Laurer Parker of National Geographic. The interview confirms the importance of the work being done by The Clean Oceans Project to raise awareness and find solutions for this global problem.
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We spotted this great innovation from the US that aims to help remove plastic and rubbish from rivers and waterways, and who knows, maybe this technology will one day be adapted for the oceans.
In Spring 2014, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor will become home to the first permanent waterwheel-powered trash interceptor. With energy from the Jones Falls River current and solar panels, the floating device sweeps litter up a conveyor belt and straight into a Dumpster for easy disposal.
The Parts :
A) Booms direct trash onto the conveyor
B) Rake system breaks up the intertwined debris
C) Conveyor belt lifts the trash out of the water
D) Dumpster collects the waste for later disposal
E) Waterwheel turns the conveyor belt
F) Solar panel array provides supplemental power.
Source: John Kellett of Clearwater Mills, LLC and Ziger/Snead Architects
Illustration by “Son Of Alan”
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