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River Allotment & Seaweed Regeneration Form

Part 2 Project 2015
Matthew Jones
De Montfort University | UK
Many marine animals and plants have the ability to clean and filter their environment to make it suitable for their survival. The study of filter feeders showed that in large numbers, could have the ability to restore and purify large areas of water, damaged by human pollution.

This programme explores how such a system could be used to clean and filter the rivers, lakes and oceans of Scotland damaged by acid rain, waste disposal and carbon emissions.

The project is split into two major aspects. The first is to provide a new, sustainable food source for small communities along the Scottish coastline. By growing and harvesting sea vegetables, small towns and villages would be able to reduce their dependency on land grown fruit and vegetables.

The second aim is to reduce the pollution levels of large areas of water, damaged by a century of acid rain. The site in Millport provides enough space to allow for large areas of seaweed to be grown. The seaweed would be used to purify the water, allowing for the local communities to grow their own sea vegetables safely. The large crops of seaweed would be used to provide a new, clean source of biofuel.

Matthew Jones


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