Feb 14

NASA Apps Challenge Awards Brazilian Project for Ocean Trash Clean Up

Cafeína, a  team of students from Salvador, Bahia in Brazil, has received the “Best use of hardware” award from NASA ,  at the latest  International Space Apps Challenge. 
The system was named “Ocean Ride”,  a microplastic collection system that works differently than others with the same purpose.
In this project there are two main products: first use as a dockable object on any boat and in addition be a fixed platform strategically positioned in the areas of sea currents that is where has the largest flow of these materials.

The system will use the Van Der Graff generator principle to attract micro plastic through an electrostatic current and store this debris inside a container.
Read the full article here.