Since 2011, the Caribbean has been invaded by large banks of “sargassum,” which increase every year and have become an environmental threat and a health problem to those living in the extensive coastal areas affected. We identified different systems around the world dedicated to collecting floating marine debris. Most solutions are not suited to the magnitude and nature of the pollution caused by the sargassum. The limitations we observed are either the loading capacity or limitations in the disposal of the collected sargassum debris. A conceptual solution is proposed in this paper for further review, namely, the “CSC Integrated System”.
Catamaran Sargassum Cleaning System “CSC Integrated System” Conceptual Engineering
Tovar, Edgar. "Catamaran Sargassum Cleaning System “CSC Integrated System” Conceptual Engineering." Paper presented at the SNAME Maritime Convention, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, October 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/SMC-2021-085
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