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Cleaning up the ocean of plastics

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My idea on a craft that would clean all the plastics out of the oceans in the most efficent way possible.

Please try to spread this around.  I would really like someone to build it so the oceans can be cleaned up.

 

 

This is the full video with explanation on how it works.

 

 

Here is all the 3D parts only.

 

 

I made it all in C4D.  Rendered with cycles.  The bubbles were done with help from xparticles.

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Nice one. Interesting design, would be interesting to see how it works in real life. A lot of work you put there, good job!


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Pacific garbage patch is very large. Unless someone is willing to spend billions to clean it up it will simply grow bigger 😕


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When plastic recycling is advanced enough, the market could gobble it up.

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  • 12 hours ago, Hrvoje said:

    Pacific garbage patch is very large. Unless someone is willing to spend billions to clean it up it will simply grow bigger 😕

    A rough estimate from me would be about $100 million.  From there the infrastructure could be made where it would be self sustaining by selling the plastics fished out of the ocean and repossessed.

     

    This old design The Ocean Cleanup was using was about a billion times less efficient at cleaning plastics out of the ocean.  With this old design it would never work no matter how much money was thrown at it.

     

    https://youtu.be/D7qNRgezOBU

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  • I just found this.  It looks like the bubbles work better than I thought they would.

    thegreatbubblebarrier.com

     

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    18 hours ago, Fastbee said:

    A rough estimate from me would be about $100 million. 

     

    Can I ask how you arrived at this figure?

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  • On 9/5/2019 at 9:56 AM, Freemorpheme said:

     

    Can I ask how you arrived at this figure?

    I did a very rough costing based on what I know from when I did some costing for a project.  If people here would like to help me make a more thorough cost analysis we have to take each item and break it down into it's smaller components.  For example instead of saying materials and parts calculate exactly how much plastics would be needed, find the tools needed for sale somewhere,  find some actual wearhouse space for lease or sale, figure out the job professions needed and the going rate to hire someone for that position.  A really accurate cost analysis can take a bunch of time.

     

    $1M for tools to make the boat.

    $1M for warehouse space for one year.

    $2M for materials and parts

    $1M for 16 people working 1 year.

    $1M for testing.

    $10M Docking fees, support vessel, barge to get trash dumped into

    $4M Research and dev to get the plastics to be usable again

    $30M Getting plastics recycling facility ready for plastics

    Everything x2 for mistakes in costing = $100M

     

    After the first year it should pay for itself from the plastics picked and recycled out of the ocean.  This is why the costing is only for one year and all the one time fees that need to be paid to build things.

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    The plastic in the ocean is mostly microplastic, very dispersed in the water so I'm not sure your method will be viable.

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  • On 9/12/2019 at 12:13 AM, Freemorpheme said:

    The plastic in the ocean is mostly microplastic, very dispersed in the water so I'm not sure your method will be viable.

    The study theoceancleanup people made said you are wrong.  " Over three-quarters of the GPGP mass was carried by debris larger than 5 cm and at least 46% was comprised of fishing nets. Microplastics accounted for 8% of the total mass but 94% of the estimated 1.8 (1.1-3.6) trillion pieces floating in the area. "

     

    Even if you were right that is what the bubbler system is for.  The bubbler could take out all the microplasitcs.

     

    My idea is to have a ton of my vessels in the water.  Them being completely computer controlled powered by solar and wind means big savings by not having to have a captain and crew on board.  All but the first one could be funded from the money made from selling the plastics recovered.  With more money there could be a ton in the water faster cleaning the ocean in one year with enough funding.

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