The ‘Trash Trap’ is constructed in galvanized steel with a metal mesh basket. The basket incorporates small holes to allow the movement of water to continue whilst collecting the floating debris. Typically 1t capacity but can be made to different sizes depending on application
The Trash Trap is a useful complimentary
tool to OPEC’s boom range.
In general booms can only be used
as a temporary measure to act as a containment barrier
against floating debris.
In truth booms should be used to ‘deflect’
floating material so it can be collected and disposed of
safely and efficiently. To do this the boom must be installed
at an acute angle to the flow of water. If the boom is square
on to the flow of water it will act as a damn and debris
will build up in huge layers and eventually permanently
damage the boom.
The angle of deflection depends on the
size of the river, the speed of flow, depth and other factors.
Once the boom has been successfully deployed
a collection device – ‘the trash trap’
can be fixed to the end of the boom so that any floating
debris will be deflected into the removable basket.
Once full the basket can be emptied by
the use a skip truck or small portable crane depending on
A simple yet very effective tool to reduce
pollution of inland waterways as well as to assist in costly
maintenance of inlet filters and sluice gates along canals
The ‘Trash Trap’ is
designed to retrofit to the boom so that a complete
seal is maintained.
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