Unmanned Surface Vehicle

An Unmanned Surface Vehicle that will collect microplastics from the ocean: Microplastics are bits of plastic smaller than the end of a pencil, and have significant negative effects on marine life and unknown effects on humans. The twin-hulled catamaran boat will drag a filtration module through ocean water, and collect microplastics. The real innovation in this project was in the planned microbubble filtration: Our founder Jun had been researching project ideas when he came across the idea of using bubbles to float plastic out of water. Because plastic is hydrophobic, which means that water does not stick to it, plastic would much rather stick to tiny air bubbles, and float to the surface.


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