River Trash Collection Without Any External Power




  • Surface trash is directed towards the collection area on the coast in multiple stages to allow maritime traffic through.
  • A Japanese fountain, Shishi-odoshi based design transfers the accumulated trash into the trash bin.
  • The mechanism requires water coming from higher elevation. This is achieved by high pressure river water using a ram pump. This pump works without any external power source.

Step 1: Construct the Collector

Step 2: Construct the Ram Pump

Step 3: Construct the Barriers

Step 4: (optional) Remote Monitoring

Use a cheap, used, or partially damaged Android phone as camera for remote monitoring.

We used this app.



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    7 weeks ago

    It's nice to see projects like this. Keep up the good work! : )

    Was this for a school assignment? Can you tell me a little more about it?

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