Floating trash barrier
AlphaMERS has designed, fabricated, and deployed this floating barrier for a commercial tender for a city corporation. This barrier uses the natural flow of water to bring the trash to riverbank from where it can be manually or mechanically removed.
In this approach, the weeds and plastics hit the barrier and come to the riverbank utilizing the natural flow of water. This collected trash is now trapped and is removed by land based excavators or conveyors. This removal can be done whenever convenient and the trash continues to remain at the collection spot. This is a low operating cost solution without use of boats.
Two river mouths secured so far, many more to go.