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Longest floating structure In history sets out to clean the ocean in 2016
07-18-2015, 04:35 PM #1
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Back in 2013 we reported that a 19-year-old developed a plan to clean up the world’s oceans in just 5 years, removing 7,250,000 tons of plastic. However, last week, Boyan Slat (now 20), founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup, announced that this awesome project will be deployed in 2016.

Slat’s invention consists of an anchored network of floating booms and processing platforms that could be dispatched to garbage patches around the world. Working with the flow of nature, his solution to the problematic shifting of trash is to have the array span the radius of a garbage patch, acting as a giant funnel as the ocean moves through it. The angle of the booms would force plastic in the direction of the platforms, where it would be separated from smaller forms, such as plankton, and be filtered and stored for recycling.

https://www.intellihub.com/longest-float...n-in-2016/

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07-18-2015, 04:53 PM #2
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Very cool! clap.gif
07-18-2015, 05:54 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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Awesome! hyper.gif
07-18-2015, 06:15 PM #4
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It would probably require entire fleets of these longest floating structures at least several decades to even begin to complete their insurmountably impossible task that would most likely end up being a losing battle against our ever growing toxic waste and ever expanding pollution...

Quote: It's hard to imagine, but an astounding 96 percent of the Earth's water can be found in our oceans. Of the tiny percentage that's not in the ocean, about two percent is frozen up in glaciers and ice caps. Less than one percent of all the water on Earth is fresh. A tiny fraction of water exists as water vapor in our atmosphere.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, there are over 332,519,000 cubic miles of water on the planet. A cubic mile is the volume of a cube measuring one mile on each side. Of this vast volume of water, NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center estimates that 321,003,271 cubic miles is in the ocean.

That's enough water to fill about 352,670,000,000,000,000,000 gallon-sized milk containers! > http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/oceanwater.html

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07-19-2015, 10:21 AM #5
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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Hope the thing has some radioactive protection.

The thing would suck up our bottle island. damned.gif



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