Marine Drone Concept to Clean Plastic Trash in Ocean

July 11, 2012 / No Comments

Tons of plastic waste generated by us is choking up the oceans. Cleaning this waste is a concern for scientists and authorities. Several concepts and prototypes have come up, including small robots, to clean up this marine waste. The latest to arrive at the scene is a concept called Marine Drone.

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The concept is the brain child of Elie Ahovi, Adrien Lefebvre, Philomene Lambaere, Marion Wipliez, Quentin Sorel and Benjamin Lemoal.

The equipment is shaped like a big net; in fact it looks like an oversized pool net. The drone is incorporated with a sensor fitted machine. The net would be used to drift and remove plastic waste in an ‘innovative’ way.

Many such drones would be used simultaneously to search for the trash. Developers claim that the sensor would keep fish and other marine animals away from the machine.

The drone is also equipped with an infrasound system. High-powered batteries supply power to the machine, so it could stay in the water for a fortnight or more. The team behind the concept also claims that the drone would not have any adverse effect in the water.

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