05 Nov 2020
CLAIM has successfully tested the project’s seawater filtering device – FerryBox
CLAIM has the goal to reduce plastic pollution in the seas by implementing innovative technologies. As such, the project had the outstanding opportunity to filter surface sea water, while utilising existing ferry lines equipped with FerryBoxes. The first prototype has been tested at the SeaWaterSensing Laboratory at the Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography (MIO) in Marseille.
Relying on sufficient research data, the lack of microplastic datasets located in open water, shows to be reducing one’s understanding of the damage that plastics can pose to seawater biodiversity. Therein, CLAIM has implemented ships of opportunity for water sampling, in order to increase the amount of available data.
A dedicated system for controlling the pressure and flow rate created near real conditions for the filtering device. The results from the experimental work will be implemented in the development of the filtering FerryBox system.
The testing of the FerryBox device has been filmed by Gérald Grégori, CNRS researcher at the MIO Institute.
You can watch the whole video here.