Submerged buoy to filter the microplastics of the sea taking advantage of sea currents and the existing coastal infraestructure.
SB BUOY is a submerged buoy that automatically orients its filter face against the current and filters water with microplastic between 4 mm and 1 mm. This can be attached to the buoys buoys that limit the bathing area easily. As plastics depending on their density are at different depths, this allows us to install several buoys in series “using the same beacon buoy and remove more plastic.
It is made of natural composite materials such as linen and natural resin using vacuum laminating technology. It is a totally ecological and environmentally friendly product. Thanks to the production capacity of GPAseabots, annual manufacturing is capable of reaching more than 2500 units.
With the commitment to the environment as a GPAseabots roadmap, we found a very interesting article, called “A sea of plastic”, where the terrible problem of microplastics in the western Mediterranean
At that time we decided to contact the creators of this article, which was the Faculty of Earth Sciences, of the University of Barcelona. We must thank the entire UB Marine Geology team for their time in explaining their research work.
From here we saw the need to apply our potential in R&D to be able to solve this great problem, and we did so.
SB BUOY requires only the energy supplied by sea currents. It has a hydrodynamic design inspired by the blanket fish, in this way we achieve that it is always faced to optimize the filtration of microplastics. The microplastics that enter the SB BUOY remain confined inside thanks to its patented dynamic filtration system.