Two Aquarius Systems’ Aquatic Trash Skimmer boats were deployed to remove floating materials from the Ganga River at Sangam, India. Plastic bags, bottles, cans, food packets and coconuts among other items are dumped in the river by humans.
The Trash Hunters removed about 20 tons of water materials without four hours. The plan is to put the machines into service for 8 – 10 hours each day so that the cleaning of the Ganga could be done effectively.
The river debris skimmer boats collect floating waste through conveyors, stores it on board and then travels to the shore to unload the waste which is then transported to the dumping site. The skimmer boats are fitted with paddle wheels that allow it to travel in the water and help to aerate the water by churning it up.