Bubble Barrier

Anne Marieke Eveleens, Saskia Studer, Francis Zoet, Philip Ehrhorn

The Bubble Barrier prevents plastic pollution by creating a bubble screen within the waterway.

Product description Brand name and product description

The Bubble Barrier prevents plastic pollution by creating a bubble screen within the waterway. This is achieved by placing the tube (with holes) along the bottom of the waterway and pumping air through a tube.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

This product is being targeted to all cities worldwide with a special focus on Asia. The product is currently implemented across the Netherlands.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

This product is implemented by the manufacturer.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

The amount of money needed for full implementation of a new Bubble Barrier highly depends on the local conditions (width, depth, flow velocity, etc). Correspondence with the Manufacturer in August 2020

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Primary competitors include Mr. Trash Wheel and Interceptor, which are other autonomous systems that collect plastic pollution from the river.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Target users include: municipalities and water management boards exploring innovative and non-disruptive methods in cleaning their waterways, and nature parks committed to preventing plastic pollution in nature reserves.

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