Work package 3 is tasked to demonstrate the efficacy of the CLAIM-developed litter cleaning devices and microplastics measurement system in real environmental conditions:
- waste water treatment plants for the cleaning nanocoating prototype
- ADR vessel and port facilities for visible litter thermal treatment device (pyrolizer)
- rivers mouth for floating booms (macro-litter collectors)
- Ferry lines for Ferryboxes (FBs) measurement system
Data from Ferrybox field demonstration will feed the data depository for the validation of forecasting models in WP1, while cleaning efficiency data will be used to evaluate the benefit from up-scaling the developed cleaning methods on the marine ecosystem in WP4.
Additional field data samples of plastic in water and seafood, will be collected in the key study areas to be used for model initialisation and validation in WP1 and also to understand the visible and invisible litter impact on specific ecosystem services (commercial fisheries and aquaculture) that will be investigated in WP4.
Clearly, this WP will be in close collaboration with WP2 in order to validate the cleaning efficiency and the cost-effective performance of the developed devices. In addition, a close collaboration with WP4 and WP5 and WP6 will be set with data collection involving local fishermen and aquaculture associations important for the dissemination, communication and outreach activities in WP6.