The Seabin collects floating debris in ports, marinas and yacht clubs by filtering surface water.
TARGET USERS: Businesses, Industry, Government
COSTS: €3600 per unit
KEY CONSIDERATIONS: can be equipped with oil absorbent pads to collect petroleum-based surface oils and detergents that are predominant in marinas around the world, as well as collect floating plastic debris.
Floating plastic debris from upstream water sources can collect in ports, marinas and other water bodies. Collecting this waste before it reaches the open sea is critical to reducing ocean plastics.
The Seabin unit is a “trash skimmer” designed to be installed in the water of Marinas, Yacht Clubs, Ports and any water body with a calm environment and suitable services available.
The unit acts as a floating garbage bin skimming the surface of the water by pumping water into the device. The Seabin can intercept: floating debris, macro and micro plastics and even micro fibres with an additional filter. By acting as a trash skimmer, the Seabin is also able to clean the water from contaminated organic material (leaves, seaweed, etc…).
The Seabin is easily equipped with oil absorbent pads able to absorb petroleum-based surface oils and detergent predominant in most marinas around the world.
How does it work:
Water is sucked in from the surface and passes through a catch bag inside the Seabin, with a submersible water pump capable of displacing 25.000 Lph (liters per hour), plugged directly into either a 110V or 220V outlet. The water is then pumped back into the marina leaving litter and debris trapped in the catch bag.
The Seabin can catch an estimated 3.9 Kgs of floating debris per day or 1.4 tons per year (depending on weather and debris volumes) including micro plastics down to 2 mm small.
Alternative solutions include manual surface skimming with nets and installation of floating containment booms.
There are 719 Seabins in operation as of July 2019, collecting approximately 2,000 kg of debris each day. For a list of case study examples, please visit: https://seabinproject.com/locations/case-studies/
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