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    Ocean Cleaner Generates Profit

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    “According to current estimations – due to the plan’s unprecedented efficiency – recycling benefits would significantly outweigh the costs of executing the project.”

    A feasibility study is underway.
    http://www.gizmag.com/array-rid-ocea...c-waste/29154/

    The project has a website.
    http://www.boyanslat.com/
    Vacuum Technology:
    CRUD = Contamination Resulting in Undesirable Deposits.
    CRAPP = Contamination Resulting in Additional Partial Pressure.

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    Vacuum Technology:
    CRUD = Contamination Resulting in Undesirable Deposits.
    CRAPP = Contamination Resulting in Additional Partial Pressure.

    Change your vacuum pump oil now.

    Test. Testing, 1,2,3.

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    "Plastisphere" ecosystems may be biohazards.

    This biological community starts with particles of degraded plastic no bigger than grains of salt. Bacteria take up residence on those tiny pieces of trash. Then single-celled animals feed on the bacteria, and larger predators feed on them.

    "We've created a new man-made ecosystem of plastic debris," said Lopez, a graduate student at the University of San Diego, during the recent expedition.

    The plastisphere was six decades in the making. It's a product of the discarded plastic — flip-flops, margarine tubs, toys, toothbrushes — that gets swept from urban sewer systems and river channels into the sea.

    When that debris washes into the ocean, it breaks down into bits that are colonized by microscopic organisms, many of them new to science. Researchers suspect that some of the denizens may be pathogens hitching long-distance rides on floating junk.

    Scientists also fear that creatures in the plastisphere break down chunks of polyethylene and polypropylene so completely that dangerous chemicals are leached into the environment.

    http://www.latimes.com/science/la-sc...#ixzz2pO3QMTCr

    http://www.astrobio.net/pressrelease...plastic-sphere

    http://gizmodo.com/our-trash-has-bec...the-1492238056
    Vacuum Technology:
    CRUD = Contamination Resulting in Undesirable Deposits.
    CRAPP = Contamination Resulting in Additional Partial Pressure.

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    Test. Testing, 1,2,3.

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    Plastic 'Trash Islands' Forming In Ocean Garbage Patch

    http://news.yahoo.com/plastic-trash-...135855676.html
    Vacuum Technology:
    CRUD = Contamination Resulting in Undesirable Deposits.
    CRAPP = Contamination Resulting in Additional Partial Pressure.

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    Boyan Slat unveils The Ocean Cleanup Prototype
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLAq19hGTBw

    MILESTONE / 2016
    AERIAL EXPEDITION
    https://www.theoceancleanup.com/mile...al-expedition/

    The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is Even Worse Than We Feared
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/...b01b16aafe80a5
    Vacuum Technology:
    CRUD = Contamination Resulting in Undesirable Deposits.
    CRAPP = Contamination Resulting in Additional Partial Pressure.

    Change your vacuum pump oil now.

    Test. Testing, 1,2,3.

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    First-ever ocean plastic cleaner will tackle Great Pacific Garbage Patch

    The first-ever machine to clean up the planet’s largest chunk of ocean plastic is due to set sail.

    It’s heading to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, halfway between California and Hawaii, where it will commence collecting the 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic rubbish amassed there by ocean currents.

    https://nypost.com/2018/04/23/first-...garbage-patch/


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    An Enormous Floating Array For Cleaning Up The Ocean, Designed By A College Kid

    The problem of marine plastic pollution is not only big, it’s a tough nut to crack. Roiled by the ocean, plastic breaks down into many tiny fragments, including a sort of soup.

    We’ve written about potential fixes–including this European Union-funded scheme involving fishermen. But repurposing fisher trawlers seems to be a bit small-bore, lacking in the necessary sort of industrial scale to really tackle the problem.

    Boyan Slat is thinking big about the cleanup. His idea is a massive array floating in the ocean: Ships fastened to the floor, connected by booms that re-direct debris to the center. “Why move through the oceans, if the ocean can move through you?” he says in this video from last year’s TEDx event in Delft. “By letting the rotating current do their work, vast amounts [of] funds, manpower, and emissions will be saved.” Shaped like a manta ray, he says 24 zig-zag arrays could clean an entire ocean, and could be self-funding from selling off the plastic.

    https://www.fastcompany.com/2681694/...-a-college-kid


    Shocking report reveals that 95% of plastic polluting the world's oceans comes from just TEN rivers including the Ganges and Niger

    • Scientists analysed data on plastic from 79 sampling sites along 57 rivers
    • Their results showed that 10 rivers account for the majority of plastic
    • Eight of these are in Asia, including the Yangtze and Indus rivers
    • Targeting these rivers could halve the amount of plastic waste, experts predict

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...EN-rivers.html


    Asian rivers produce almost all the world’s ocean pollution
    China contributes almost 28% of the waste, the US less than 1%.
    http://behindtheblack.com/behind-the...ean-pollution/


    The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
    https://www.theoceancleanup.com/grea...form=hootsuite
    Vacuum Technology:
    CRUD = Contamination Resulting in Undesirable Deposits.
    CRAPP = Contamination Resulting in Additional Partial Pressure.

    Change your vacuum pump oil now.

    Test. Testing, 1,2,3.

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