Innovative system for water waste detection and collection
The pollution of urban harbours and delta water represents a major environmental problem. The EU-funded WasteShark project is proposing the low-cost innovative WasteShark™ system, the first autonomous drone system worldwide for water waste removal. The system consists of two components, the WasteSharks and the SharkPod. The WasteSharks is a drone or swarm of drones appositely designed to operate in a waste-rich area, identifying the largest concentration of debris, collecting the waste and delivering it to the SharkPod, which is a waste removal/unloading docking station/installation. The system allows the collection of a wide range of waste such as plastics and non-biodegradables, liquid waste (oils and chemicals) and harmful biomass. The project will place emphasis on plastic debris, which causes unrecoverable damage to the oceans.
Field of science
- /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/robotics/autonomous robots/drones
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