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RESEARCH

Our research team consists of young graduates and students from a range of disciplines, including biology, civil engineering, geography, waste management engineering and process engineering. The team has the scientific know-how required to turn our vision into reality. With research alone – e.g. studying the transport behaviour of plastic particles in water – we can develop effective methods for the removal of plastic from water and develop and implement the original idea.

Our current focus is on coordinating and mentoring final papers and seminar papers in universities, with an aim to attract research funds and format cooperation with interested partners. In recent months we have achieved various preliminary results in the fields of “plastic removal” and “plastic processing”. Below is a selection of works related to the issue:

  • Numeric Study of an Approach for Removing Plastic Particles from the Pacific, and Numeric Simulation on Current Behaviour of Plastic Particles (master’s theses)

  • Transferability of Sediment and Suspended Matter Transport to the Transport Behaviour of Plastic Particles in Moving Fluids (master’s project and thesis paper)

  • Physical and Numeric Studies on Transport Behaviour of Microplastic in Rivers (doctoral project)

  • Compilation of Exisiting Techniques for Removing Plastic Particles from Bodies of Water and Wastewater (bachelor’s thesis)

  • ​Measurement of Micoplastic in Waters – an Orientation Aid for Testing Microplastic Particles in Oceans, Lakes and Rivers (seminar papers)

  • Compilation of Previous Studies on Microplastic in European Rivers and Streams(seminar paper)

  • Environmental Assessment of a Floating Platform for Removal of Plastic Particles from Oceans and Possible Impacts of a Platform on the Ecology of Rivers and Oceans (master’s thesis)

  • Characterisation and Processing of Ocean Waste with the Help of Energy-efficient Pyrolysis Procedure (bachelor’s paper)

CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT

The team responsible for construction and development consists of students with an engineering background and stands in close contact with the research team. Results are substantiated by experiments and studies, validated, tested for feasibility and efficiency and optimized. The primary goal of the construction and development team is to develop and build a prototype as soon as possible.

The team is currently in the planning and construction stage of the first test stands for pilot trials, and is in the process of creating and expanding cooperative ventures with industry partners. The team is currently building a flow channel to gather first-hand experience and verify basic operating modes.

These projects are the first steps toward implementing a big test stand, which will create similar conditions to real ocean conditions, ensuring that the tests are as close to reality as possible. The concept is continually being enhanced and improved upon through further research and testing.