NOMC 2: Prototype Revealed

NOMC 2: Prototype Revealed

  We would like to welcome the NOMC II (Non-Oceanic Material Collector) into the Adopt A Gyre family. We are anxious to begin testing on the newest prototype!

NOMC II Ideally, the prototype is designed to do the exact opposite of the NOMC I. This makes very little sense without the understanding of the physics involved… but it works amazingly in theory. I would like to thank the people who helped fund the project, Lin Hawkins, Cliff Berwald, and Margaret D Carter. The NOMC II or more commonly known as the manta trawl filter, is ready for testing and is awaiting word from The Plastic Ocean Project when the testing voyage will be. The prototype will undergo three hour long trawls to ensure its durability and identify design flaws. The Next chapter of the AAG book is underway. 

In hopes that this reaches the eyes of someone important we urge you to spread the word of what AAG is doing to reverse the spread of micro-plastics into what seems to be every nook and cranny in the sea. 

Stay posted the next few months for more on the testing of the device.

Here are a few general pictures for what the NOMC II looks like. The secrets of the inter-workings lie with us. Inspiration was taken from a concept introduced to me five months ago while visiting my Grandfather Hawkins work bench. After collaborating with a friend well versed in physics I though up the design for this. In essence it works the opposite way that the NOMC I. It does in fact create an active vacuum throughout the internal core which separates small particles, non specific to their makeup.

 

Because of this we do expect to encounter a large amount of Salps, Zooplankton, and plant particles in efforts to filter out plastic. This we have excepted as the dirt on our hands in the name of science. All together the prototype took 30 man hours to make. Overall the materials cost me $150 to produce this. I did make a few notes that would cut out a few steps and man hours as a result.

In hopes that this reaches the eyes of someone important we urge you to spread the word of what AAG is doing to reverse the spread of micro-plastics into what seems to be every nook and cranny in the sea. 

Stay posted the next few months for more on the testing of the device.

-M

 

 

 

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BA from UNCW in Marine Biology, With focus in Ecological modeling and analysis. More Posts

2 Comments to “NOMC 2: Prototype Revealed”

  1. Interesting, looks like it could be scaled up with out too much trouble, want to contact engineering to see the impact on large devises that would be used on large ocean vessels and impact on fuel economy. Whe are you testing it?

  2. William Carter // 9 April, 2013 at 3:24 pm // Reply

    Your grandmother was always proud of you and your dream to clean up the oceans. Keep up the good work and I’m sure she is watching your progress from the other side.

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