Operation ReCapture: Cleaning Up the Ocean Plastic

As an integral part of the Operation ReCapture, we will be looking to clean up the ocean plastic, often found in spiraling ‘Gyres’ which are propelled by the oceans currents and winds, by utilizing the “Skimmer Box” Polymer ReCapture Rig.

The Skimmer Box rig, similar to an oil drill rig, will be countered by ballast weights which will hold the System in position. The Ocean Skimmer Box system, otherwise known as the OSB System, will collect the micro-plastic laden seawater, whilst repelling marine life by way of a Specialized Submerged Deterrence (SSD) System.

Once inside the OSB System, the seawater will be subjected to a heating process known as Cyclic Evaporation. This cycle will then repeat the evaporative processes, capturing the condensed byproduct– all salt, and the polymers attached– until complete separation has occurred.

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Micro-plastics shown scattered through a small amount of seawater

With the plastic-burdened salts being removed by tanker and sent to shore for reuse, the remaining purified water can either be captured and also transported or “re-salinated” and placed back into the marine environment.

For futher details, contact Bryan Stralow of Operation ReCapture via the linkedin hyperlink here

The link can also be cut and paste from here https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/operation-recapture-polymer-harvesting-project-bryan-stralow/?published=t

operation-recapture-ocean-plastic-removal .pdf

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