Cleaning Drone

The Cleaning Drone V1 is a full electric, autonomous surface vehicle designed to remove marine plastic waste in and just below water surfaces in ports, canals, rivers, river mouths, and other marine and aquatic environments. It is designed as a robust catamaran with a collection unit and a unique system for self-emptying in a specially designed stationary waste pool.

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Aqua Pod

The Aqua Pod are waste-collecting modular floating docks of 2.4×6 meters. They capture plastic waste from marinas and other waterfront areas by creating a water flow into a net, thereby trapping waste and allowing easy removal.

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Catchy

Catchy is a waste collection system that catches plastics in rivers and waterways, working entirely on wind and currents. The system collects larger (plastic) waste floating on the surface and smaller debris in the upper part of the water column. The waste recovered is used to develop knowledge on macro- and micro-plastics, to help predict plastic waste hotspots and recommend sustainable post-processing possibilities.

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Plastic Fisher – Trash Booms

The trash booms are a quick and simple solution to passively stop floating waste in rivers at the spot. The system is made of several aligned elements, each 120cm long, and covers the water surface (up to 60cm deep). TrashBooms are suitable for wide areas with low flow speed. It adapts to the water level and is self-aligning.

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Nurdle Trommel

This drum filter allows the filtering of small plastic nurdles from the beach sand. By inserting a shovel full of sand into the drum and slowly spinning it around, the sand will fall through the holes and only the plastic will remain.

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Nurdle Machine

This nurdle machine was developed to filter microplastics from the sand, along beaches and coastlines. By sucking up the litter like a big vacume cleaner, the plastic material is filtered from the natural debris inside the machine. This is a very welcome help, since this task can be painfully slow to do by hand.

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Project.BB

Project.BB has designed a beach robot that can detect, identify and clean up small litter items. The robot uses a detection algorithm and already recognises cigarette butts. A unique feature of the project is that the algorithm will be trained together with beachvisitersso that the robot will recognise more and more waste. In this way, Project.BB wants to playfully contribute to greater awareness of litter.

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Beach Cleaning Robot

The Faculty of Engineering of Prince of Songkla University in Bankok has joined hands with PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) to launch a prototype of a beach cleaning robot. Developed under the “PTTEP Love Sea Love Beach” project, the robot can separate litter from sand through a vibrating sieve. The robot powered by a rechargeable battery can collect garbage around trees that is usually difficult to access with a tractor-pulled beach cleaner.

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Marine Drone

Industrial Design student Elie Ahvovi has developed the Marine Drone. It’s capable of patrolling the ocean and capuring plastic waste. It uses a signal to scare aquatic life away, so it only takes trash. The drone takes its catch back to a mothership, where it can deposit te waste.

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Eco-Mobile Robot

The Eco-Mobile Robot is developed to clean up the ocean on a big scale. The floating deck, lookling like an oil platform, can suck up trash. Connected to sattelites, they can be monitored and controlled.

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