Keeping The Waters Clean

I was watching this series on the television, which focused on a team of workers who helped clean the oceans, especially when ships go down or get damaged. I reckon these good people can do with the Bio-Cleaner 2; an innovative system that combines the technique of Robot Snake and Shewanella oneidensis (a specialized bacteria which breaks down metals) to solve the problem of the water pollution from the heavy metals.

According to the designers, the bacteria will generate electricity and clean water by the process of breaking down or decomposing the heavy metals materials. The electricity will provide the power for the Robot Snake to keep operating and the clean water will drain back into the ocean. The Bio-Cleaner2 is suitable for use in a fishpond, ocean, lakes etc.

Designers: Hsu Hsiang-Han, Wen Tzu-I, Wang Jhih-Jie & Luo Yih-Wenn


  • Hunter says:

    LOL: Does the “Heavy Metal Pollution Cleaning System” play music?…

  • nick says:

    All those plastic parts been produced to make such a design, just increases the pollution cycles level, i hope its recycled.

  • Alicia says:

    What will prevent the under water predators, like sharks, from eating it? Won’t that hurt them? And dont some underwater species LIVE off bacteria in the water? if you clean it, what will happen to them? they will die, then the species that live off them will die, and so on.

  • I really like this type of technologies that are designed and intended to improve the environment while contributing to a better quality of life for all aquatic animals.

  • Gravity says:

    First of all, Alicia, sharks base their food off of smell, like blood, not machines. They wouldn’t try to eat it, and they might even be afraid of it. Even “if” something happened to the bacteria, it would be very minor compared to what pollutes the water now; oil, trash, etc.

  • Gravity says:

    Anyway, this is a great design; very well thought out, and unique. This could definitely be a possibility in the future. 🙂

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