Jonathan/George

Jonathan/George Highlights

More than one device Jonathan/George is an operational model.
In complete assonance with the principles of the circular and sustainable economy, the Jonathan/George design follows the path to reach sustainable costs to make it possible to start the whole operational cycle and to have results as soon as possible.
The main targets have been: low costs than possible; no need of new infrastructures; no need of new transport means; a complete cycle of recycling and reintroduction of the recycled in the market and, last but not least, the dream to rescue of the planet we love.
Jonathan/George design starts from the idea of filling with garbage a box with the exact size of a standard container.

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Jonathan/George Render by TJP

Jonathan/George

Jonathan/George Render by TJP

Jonathan/George in navigation

Jonathan/George Render by TJP

Jonathan/George at work

Targets

Inexpensive

Jonathan/George is designed and built in the most simple, linear and rational way than possible, with everything and only what is needed to do the job for which it is targeted.

Easy

Easy to upload on a mothership, a normal container carrier ship; easy to launch and haulage by a crane of the mothership; easy to be driven into the job; easy in the replacement of the container under board of the mothership; easy in the management of the standard containers on the mothership deck, in the port of mooring, in the transport phases to the destination recycling plant; easy in maintaining the boat cleanup.

Catamaran

The absence of a bow avoids turbulences and splitting of the water surface. The subsystems for the performances are installed under the boat's deck, between the hulls, where the undisturbed flow of water arrives.

Always a clean job

Jonathan/George and its operator never get dirty. Everything happens underneath the boat bridge that manteins operators and job place totally separated from pollutants that never drops on the deck an never need to be manipulate by men. Pollutants, loaded by the conveyor belts, fill the container and remain there till the last recycling plant destination. Men only have to manage the containers.

Circular and sustainable economy

The "Jonathan/George model" completely realizes the virtuous cycle of the circular and sustainable economy with both the advantages of removing pollutants from the environment and giving them a second life and therefore an economic value.

Jonathan/George Measures

Jonathan/George Render by TJP
Jonathan/George Render by TJP
Jonathan/George Render by TJP
Jonathan/George Render by TJP
Jonathan/George Render by TJP
Jonathan/George Render by TJP

Jonathan/George Performances

Solid waste and plastic extraction

The response to the need to remove plastics from oceans is the main target of the Jonathan/George Project, to be intended as the whole model of the remediation system.
The Jonathan/George model responds perfectly to the concept of circular and sustainable economy having both the result of the sea cleanup and the aim of recovering waste materials to be recycle them into new materials for the market. We need indeed to consider two points about the attention to be paid to the problem: why it is necessary to clean and what to do with the collected garbage.
The garbage floating on waters causes serious damage to the ecosystem, it is ingested or trapp animals, interdict the spread of sunlight and, because they deteriorate, produce ever smaller fragments up to the microparticles which once again are ingested by the marine fauna and then enter the human food chain. These means damage for humans and the death of the sea life.
For this reason, in addition to an increasingly effective awareness of prevention, it is necessary to clean the sea as much as possible.
We must also consider that the high percentages of plastics present in the rubbish have an economic value both in the phase of selling to the recycling plants and in the subsequent sale of recycled materials. These merely economic values ​​must be considered when calculating the costs of reclamations, without neglecting the less quantifiable but immense value of environmental protection.
The main problem in performing garbage remediation is the handling of collected garbage. At date, in the most cases, the rubbish is first dropped on the deck of the sweeper boat, then unloaded on a dock to be later loaded by mechanical shovels on trucks or trains to ravel to landfill or other final destinations.

Extraction of oily pollutants

Jonathan/George can be equipped with the "TJP Train" intercepting and collecting system for oily pollutants and this allows the simultaneous removal of solid garbage and reduction of oil pollution.

Water healthiness data

Jonathan/George can be equipped with an automatic unit for continuous analysis of water healthiness. The data to be collected depend on the cataloging requirements, typically: temperature, pH, oxygen, clarity, salinity, nitrites, nitrates, phosphates, polyphosphates, heavy metal ions, pathogenic microorganisms, herbicides, pesticides, insecticides, hydrocarbons, etc.
The control units are set up, according to the requests of the end user, in collaboration with the University of Verona and the Intcatch project. The collected data are transferred via wifi to a cloud archive and then managed by a software that allows storing, consultation and sorting.

Oxygen sprinkling

Jonathan/George can be equipped with a sprinkling system for oxygenation and revitalization of aquatic flora and fauna.

Micro-particles measurements or extraction

The function is carried out, in the first centimeters of the water column, by the adoption of sieving nets for plankton and microparticles complying with ISPRA methods. The filtering net is woven in mono-filament Nytal® and has a porosity of 335 µm.
The collected sample is held up to a maximum volume of 300 ml.

Working speed

The lower the working speed (1 - 2 knots) the higher the efficiency of the reclamation operation.
The maximum working speed is 3 knots with around 70% yield. To obtain the best results and efficiency the maximum recommended speed is 2 knots.

Refills

The spare parts of the filters do not create any dependence on TJP as they can very well be packaged by the end user with materials easily available on the free market though TJP will be proud to offer both the best quality and the best price for those parts.

Jonathan/George SubSystems

Conveyor belts system perform the uploading of intercepted garbage. Belts are made with stainless net. The system has the two position to travel or to work.

The container model will be chosen among those carrying the characteristic of losing the water that is released from the loaded waste.

TJP Train is an autonomous system to perform the oil films reduction.

Water Analysis Unit
Microparticles Collection
Oxygen Sprinkling
These subsystems are supplied to TJP by third-party manufacturers.

Jonathan/George Power

Outboard Engines
This is the standard setup.
Outboards can provide more than the Jonathan/George needed power. Their main advantage, in our opinion, is that they are easily replaceable if one stops due to a fault. On the high seas it can be annoying to have to waste time to perform a repair. Thus the mothership will be able to embark some spare engines to have the chance to intervene quickly in case of breakdowns.

Inboard Engines
This set-up involves the installation of two engines in the aft section of the hulls.

Paddle Wheels
This variant will only be necessary to navigate a waters that are mainly and heavly covered by organic wastes: algae and vegetables. The modification involves the installation of two paddle wheels in the central section of the hulls, moved by engines also housed in the hulls.


References
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