2020 | Chile | Nicolás Ignacio  Sierralta Varas

Use of FCH Filters (Human Hair Filters) in fishing boats artisan for the capture of hydrocarbons present in bilge maneuvers.

Water issue adressed: Too dirty

Oil spills can cause serious damage to the resources of the fishing sector and the aquaculture through physical contamination, toxic effects on fish and shellfish populations and by interruption of business activities. In some cases, the application of effective protection measures and cleaning can prevent or minimize damage. As a result of this, ideas arise to seek possible solutions. This is how our research tries to contribute to the ecosystem, capturing the hydrocarbons present in the Coasts of Caldera, with the use of human hair filters (FCH) in artisanal fishing vessels.


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Ania Andersch

Programme manager ania.andersch@siwi.org +46 8 121 360 59