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Ocean Harvest

Ocean Harvest is a system of buoys that separate plastics from the ocean by means of electro-static filtration. The buoy charges a set of filters that attract polymers by producing low level electric currents in the water. After the buoy is full, it produces a radio signal with its coordinates, to be emptied. The buoy contains on-board kinetic generators which translate the natural bobbing motion of the buoy into energy for all on-board electrical components. The buoy keeps a steady position in the gyre by way of GPS and motor (Dynamic Positioning). This project was featured in Metropolis Magazine 2010.

 

See this project in Metropolis Magazine!