our patented barriers are designed to optimally address river plastic pollution: they collect around 100% of plastic in std conditions, are affordable and require minimum maintainance. They also represent a perfect example of circular economy where the local communities benefit from the recycling of the collected plastic waste.
Our barriers’ advantages
An effective solution
Highest collection effectiveness – close to 100% in standard conditions
Stop also the waste under the water surface
Minimum maintenance required
Permanently Solve the issue – designed to resist to any river condition
No Impact on River Life
No Impact on Navigability
A portfolio of solutions to cater for any river condition
On top of the Blue Barriers, we also offer a wide range of technical solutions to cater for any specific river condition. From physical floating barriers to bubble barriers, an appropriate solution for smaller rivers.
Know-how and reliability
We have selected the best available technical partners, with 20+ years of experience in installing and maintaining river barriers worldwide. So while our technology represents the most advanced solution on the market with the highest efficiency in collecting plastic (close to 100%) , we can also guarantee maximum reliability.
These booms represent a good option in case of smaller rivers with not too strong currents. They require poles at both sides and represent a good solution in particular for canals or rivers where maintaining navigability is not required and a boom that extends from one bank to the other can be applied. In case of waterways are utilised by small vessels or kayaks the booms can be equipped with a flexible module that will allow them passing above the booms.
Similarly to the standard barriers, this solution is a good fit for smaller rivers with limited currents with the advantage of not requiring manoeuvre at all to vessels. In case of narrow canals, where space is limited, this solution might represent the best option. In larger rivers, depending on the water flow, they are able to stop maximum 80% of plastic. If the river flow is too strong or the river is too deep, the pump has difficulties in maintaining sufficient pressure to stop the plastic. Clearly the higher the air bubble pressure the higher the energy consumption. This could worsen other aspects of overall sustainability cycle, making our Blue Barriers a more sustainable option.
With the patented solution designed by SEADS the Engineering modelling supports a technology that is at the same time effective and simple. Making a worldwide-scale application both feasible and desirable.
Professor at Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Politecnico di Milano
An innovative technology that, once scaled up to large rivers, could give a significant contribution to the fight against the devastating effect of Ocean plastic contamination.
Professor at Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, University of Florence
There is no doubt that this technology, paired with an effective strategy to recycle the collected material, would have a tremendous impact.