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The V5 Seabin unit is a floating debris interception device designed to be installed in the water of marinas, yacht clubs, ports and any water body with a calm environment and services available. The Seabin is not designed or suitable for open water bodies where boat traffic and large currents or waves may have an adverse effect on the performance of the Seabin.
The Seabin is estimated at catching an estimated 1.5 Kgs of floating debris per day, weather and debris volumes depending. This equates to over a half ton of debris per year for each Seabin. The Seabin is installed in a specific “Debris problem area” in the marina on a floating dock and then because of this strategic positioning, the wind and the currents bring the debris directly to the Seabin. The catch bag can hold up to 12Kgs of debris and it is advised that the Seabins are to be checked twice per day and the catch bag changed as needed.
A percentage of oil can be captured with simple oil absorption technology adapted custom for the Seabins catch bag. As the technology develops, the amount of oils the Seabins will capture will increase in parallel.
The Seabin is powered by a small submersible water pump underneath the Seabin which uses either 110V or 220V. Extensive testing with a 12V pump found it unsuitable in performance and the solar capabilities much more difficult than using the 110/220V pump. The water pump may be run by cleaner power options such as solar, wind, wave or turbine depending on the location, current technology and services available.
Currently the water pump energy consumption is around USD$1 per day and as the Seabin technology develops we hope to lower our carbon footprint as much as possible.
The mesh in the catch bag has gone from Hessian fiber to a recycled plastic mesh due to the over efficient absorption properties of the Hessian, the Hessian would swell up and the mesh gaps would close up so the Seabin would cease to function. Also replacing the catch bag every month is not a sustainable practice, nor is treating the Hessian with chemicals a suitable option.
Currently we are trialing recycled HDPE ocean plastics to see what content recycled material vs virgin materials we can use in the production of the Seabins. Recycled ocean plastics mesh for the catch bags are being trialed also before the production starts this summer.
- SEABIN V5
- SOLAR OPTION
- V5 CATCH BAG
Meet the team
CEO & Co Founder
Along with the development of the project, he's involved in the technical design and development of the products.
Inventor, Director & Co Founder
Andrew came up with the idea of having a rubbish bin in the water of marinas after years of seeing floating rubbish.
Project Operations Manager
Sascha brings a wealth of high level experience in the administration and accounting fields to The Seabin Project.
The issue of marine litter is one that will have to be dealt with for generations to come and therefore we need to provide the knowledge, tools and capacities to the decision-makers of the future, our children. Education is the first step to lasting and effective solutions. With marine litter, children can play a direct and significant role in reducing the sheer amount entering the oceans. Every child who learns to dispose of trash properly can be one less “source” person littering and they have the potential to spread the word to friends and family virally amplifying the effect.
The GLOBAL AMBASSADOR PROGRAM (GAP)
Is an instructional booklet with a series of lessons suitable for schools to learn more about the oceanic littering problem. From lessons and data collection to activities on how to design and build products and technology, this is the real way forward as a solution.
The GAP has been implemented by Seabin Projects pilot partners and these partners will be leading by example in having local schools, sports groups and environmental groups interacting with the Seabin technology. Data collection and research using the Seabin’s by the pilot partners all helps to build our base data and to develop more educational programs in better understanding the floating waste problem in our oceans.
Research, innovation and knowledge
The team at Seabin Project are constantly learning as it is a new technology and a new sector in the marine and environmental industry. To stay at the forefront of developing new technologies, Seabin Project have multiple programs and initiatives underway.
From renewable energy to recycling captured ocean plastics into the manufacturing of the Seabins, it’s an extremely exciting section of the Seabin Project. Partnering with industry leaders and innovators, with universities and environmental groups world wide, the team at Seabin Project will be developing more technologies to be adapted to future Seabin models and aim at getting off the dock and into the waters.
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