Learning Opportunities (A How To)
Last September, we deployed System 001 into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch – marking the first-ever attempt to start cleaning it up. During the last campaign, we confirmed many key assumptions of the design, but also encountered two unscheduled learning opportunities: the system did not maintain a sufficient speed, allowing plastic to exit the system, and a stress concentration caused a fatigue fracture in the HDPE floater
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CEO and Founder, Boyan Slat, details the design modifications for System 001/B.
These upgrades entail two options to speed up the system or slow it down.
Additionally, by taking a modular approach to the design, we can iterate at a much swifter speed and adjust the technology as we learn more.
All with the aim of reaching proof of technology and commencing cleanup of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch as soon as possible.