Floating green island made with cork for water quality improvement

Floating Urbanisation

Constructed Wetland

Water Quality Monitoring and Improvement

Created at: 02 Nov 2020


The CORK FLOATING ISLAND® is an exclusive product developed by Bluemater, in partnership with the cork innovation leader – Amorim Cork Composites. This floating islands are modular cork platforms designed specifically for the recovery of degraded ecosystems, in the treatment of wastewater, aquatic gardening, among other possible uses.

Floating islands are the most ecological solution to ensure a healthy balance of surface water, allowing the growth of plants on the surface of the water and thus restore riparian and palustrine ecosystems and biodiversity itself.

They can also be applied in pond wastewater treatment, replacing the plants that are traditionally planted in the bottom of the Phyto-WWTP tanks, avoiding the known problems of collapse of these systems, keeping them healthy and efficient.

Advantages Sustainable cork platform Low density and good buoyancy Low maintenance costs Highly durable platforms Sustainable water treatment Modular design with easy connection between modules Technical Characteristics Material: crushed and agglomerated cork, natural color Size of the cork grain 4-14 mm Dimensions: 100x50x6 cm Durability: +/- 10 years Applications Biological treatment of wastewater Restoration of habitats in degraded or polluted areas Recovery of riverside banks of rivers and canals Creation of marsh habitats in lakes and reservoirs Rehabilitation and maintenance of protected aquatic ecosystems Creation of marsh habitats in urban gardens, lakes and biological pools

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