Vacuum Barge Could Clean Up the Rivers
The engineer famous for creating a game-changing vacuum cleaner is using the same design ingenuity to help the environment.
James Dyson recently released sketches for the M.V. Recyclone: a river barge to collect garbage from polluted waterways.
The proposed barge would be equipped with a net that would skim the surface of the water and trap floating rubbish. The trash would then be separated using the very same cyclone technology that put Dyson vacuums on consumers’ radars during the 1990s.
Once collected, the rubbish could then be delivered to local recycling facilities for processing.
While the barge is still in the early phases of research and development, the engineer hopes that the final design will be able to cleanse rivers of pollution before the litter makes its way into the ocean.