Performance of SEAGOP (Sea Garbage Obtaining Pump Bin) in Magapo, Mati City, Davao Oriental, Philippines
Keywords:Davao Oriental, floating marine debris, marine pollution, Mati city, SEAGOP
The main purpose of this is to help address the problem of floating marine debris in the seawater of Magapo-3, Mati City, Davao Oriental, Philippines. This led the researchers to devise a version of Seabin V5 and called it, SEAGOP: Sea Garbage Obtaining Pump-bin. This model was made of light materials which can help maintain its balance and consist of sensors and SMS notification, which notifies the person in charge if the bin was already full. The test of SEAGOP for seven days, yielded 205 pieces of different waste materials, with the five most common floating marine debris: cellophane (31%), plastic wrappers (30%), leaves (8%), plastic bottles (6%), and face masks (5%). Furthermore, the results of the detection and SMS notification rate during the trials were 100% reliable. The device was further evaluated using the standard of ISO 9126 and resulted in an average of 4.68 functionality, 4.3 reliability, 4.9 usability, 4.6 efficiency, 4.46 maintainability, and 4.36 portability out of five. Results showed that SEAGOP performed well in collecting floating marine debris, detecting, and sending SMS notifications when the bin was full. This can be further upgraded and funded by the local government to help minimize floating marine debris in coastal areas of Mati City.
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