RIVER VAX troubled waters - black opps

 

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Combined plastic discharge coupling and survey drone landing pad.

 

150 ton holding tank for collected ocean or river waste.

 

 

 

5083 alloy hull for corrosion free service life.

 

 

Large 220 m2 area of photovoltaic panels as arrays that track the sun autonomously.

Up to 20kW wind turbines boom mounted to track wind autonomously.

 

 

Trimaran hull configuration for stability at sea.

Modular construction to simplify production.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Large (patent) 2-stage 13.5 meter filter-collector head to vacuum up plastic particles - with adjustable operating height and safety features to protect marine life.

 

 

Rivers are polluted by human activity, with each one carrying waste from industry, agriculture, cloth and plastics in proportion to population and the level of controls as to waste disposal - and ultimately prosecution of offenders.

 

In the UK complaints about contamination or dumping stand a fair chance of obtaining a conviction. In China and India the chances of bringing pollution criminals to justice are slight, to non-existent where businesses have considerable influence locally, and corrupt practices are a way of life, not just as the exception, but as custom and practice.

 

This is where the strategy for deployment of river cleaning machines is all important, together with a no-fault reward system for landed waste that is binding on local authorities.

 

Though RiverVax is designed to harvest plastic before it disperses more widely in the oceans, it is possible to adapt the machine to contain oil spills. We wonder then if it might be probable to develop a module to collect and recycle chemicals and heavy metals.

 

STRATEGY

 

Sometimes it is the operational strategy that determines how effective any clean up operation might be. We call this intelligent fishing.

 

Assuming that the machines are matched to the waste they are commissioned to deal with, they will have a limited capacity and that capacity and the characteristics of the river in question determines what the deployment and in what numbers RiverVax would be required to deal with any particular problem.

 

Concerning rivers, that also means an effective transfer of harvested waste to an effective waste treatment plant. Hence management and facilities locally will determine what is possible. We must then adapt to meet a challenge and work with other stakeholders to achieve the United Nations SDG 6 objectives. 

 

 

 

PATENT PENDING - The filtration module, cargo hold and offloading mechanism is shown in red in outline form. The system consists of several integrated components, incorporating motors, pumps, hydraulics, electronics and computer programs - all to be powered by energy from nature - if we are to avoid more greenhouse gas emissions. Note that this is the design for the 12 meter coastal development rig, rather than the 45 meter full size craft. Copyright diagram Cleaner Ocean Foundation. All rights reserved.

 

 

THE WORLD'S DIRTIEST RIVERS IN 2019

 

 

RIVER

COUNTRY

RANKING

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Amazon

Brazil/Peru/ Ecuador

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Amur

Russia/China

8th placed polluted river

Brantas

Indonesia

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Buriganga

Bangladesh

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Citarum

Indonesia

1st and worst river in the world

Congo

West Central Africa

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Cross

Nigeria/Cameroon

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Cuyahoga 

USA

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Ganges

India/Bangladesh

6th place dirty river

Danube

Europe

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Dong

China

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Hai He (Sea)

China

4th place plastic river

Hanjiang

China

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Huangpu

China

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Irrawaddy

Myanmar

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Imo

Nigeria

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Indus

Pakistan/Himalayan

3rd place really dirty river

Irtysh

Russia/China/Kazakhstan

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Jordan

Israel

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Kwa Ibo

Nigeria

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Lena

Siberia

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Magdalena

Columbia

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Mantanza-Riachuelo

Argentina

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Marilao

Philippines

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Mississippi

USA

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Mekong

Thailand/Laos/Vietnam

10th out of ten

Niger

Guinea/Nigeria

9th place polluted river

Nile

Egypt

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Parana

S America/Brazil

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Pasig

Philippines

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Progo

Java/Indonesia

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Sarno

Italy

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Serayu

Indonesia

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Solo

Java/Indonesia

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Tamsui

Taiwan

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Xi 

China

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Yamuna

India

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Yangtze

China

2nd most polluted river in the world

Yellow/Huang He

China

5th dirtiest river

Zhujiang/Pearl

China

7th fluid plastic delivery system

 

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY MADNESS

 

Ironically, chemicals from agriculture, mining and industry are leaching into our oceans eliminating the food store that we need as a backup when agriculture fails.

 

It may be that permanent riverbank installations could treat agricultural leaching, allied to industrial recovery to reduce discharges.

 

Who might fund such developments is another question.

 

 

Twelve meter river and coastal development ocean plastic cleaning boat

 

 

 

POSSIBLE SWITCH FROM 'SOCIAL ENTERPRISE' TO 'COMMERCIAL VENTURE'

 

The RiverVax development log-jam stems from the fact that as of 2019, nobody is willing to accept responsibility for recovering plastic in international or in territorial waters. Hence, there is no customer - and without a customer - there is nobody to charge, hence no business. If there is no business, even at low levels of return, there can be no investment.

 

 

OCEAN CLEANUP PROJECTS A - Z

 

* Adidas

* Algalita research foundation

* Aliance to end Plastic Waste

* Boyan Slat's ocean booms

* 4Ocean recycled plastic bracelets

* Earth Day ocean plastic fact sheet

* Fionn Ferreira's ferrofluid extraction of microplastics

* Greenpeace

* 5Gyres Institute

* Junk Raft - plastic expedition

* Kulo Luna graphic novel

* Ocean Voyages Institute

* Ocean Waste Plastic

* Parley AIR

* Plastic Free Eastbourne

* Plastic Oceans Canada

* Plastic Oceans Org

* Plastic Oceans UK

* Recycling Technologies Ltd

* Rozalia Project

* Seabin

* Sea Litter Critters

* SeaVax autonomous drones

* Surrey University PIRATE & Triton

* World Oceans Day

 

 

Whale shark about to eat a plastic bag

 

WHAT DRIVES US - It is pictures like this whale shark swimming in garbage that it is about to ingest that makes our blood boil. What are we doing, letting a situation like this develop? The fish eat the plastic and we eat the toxic fish. We are slowly poisoning ourselves and our world.

 

 

 

 

 

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MICRO PLASTICS - NYLON - OCEAN GYRES - OCEAN WASTE - PACKAGING - PCBS - PET - PETROLEUM - PLASTIC - PLASTICS -  POLYCARBONATE

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