Friday, 31 May 2019 10:31

Ocean Cleanup to Redeploy Its System in June

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The Ocean Cleanup’s plastics collecting system is set to be redeployed in June after undergoing upgrades. During the last campaign, The Ocean Cleanup confirmed many key assumptions of the design, but also encountered two opportunities to improve the system – the system did not maintain a sufficient speed, allowing plastic to exit the system, and a stress concentration caused a fatigue fracture in the HDPE floater. The design has now been adapted to address these issues.

 

 

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