Thesis work: Ocean Micro Plastic Cleaning System For Marine Engines​

Background of thesis project
Today, there are approximately 50-75 trillion pieces of plastic and microplastic in the ocean. The plastic in the ocean decompose slowly and breaks down in to microplastic, that in its turn hurts the sea life and coral reefs. Penta sells several thousands of marine engines each year. What if we could contribute to cleaning up a part of the microplastics in the ocean and at the same time offer a world class boating experience? ​
Suitable background

You should possess these qualifications:​

  • BSc/MSc student in any of the following fields​

  • Design and Product development​

  • Mechanical Engineering​

  • Industrial Ecology​

  • Equivalent ​

  • Knowledge in 3D CAD software ​

  • Material science ​

Your application should include the following:​

  • CV​

  • Cover Letter​

  • Transcript of grades​

Description of thesis work

The aim of this master thesis is to explore the potential of microplastic filtering and develop a concept for a product/system that could remove microplastic from the seawater system in the engine. ​

  • Pre-study​

  • System integration​

  • Concept design​

This aim is a wish from our side, but if you have your own idea in this area or want to focus more on one of the steps above, please write this in your personal letter. ​

Thesis Level: Master and/or Bachelor
Language: English/Swedish
Starting date: January 2024
Number of students: 2
Hans Olausson (

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Volvo Penta, a world-leading supplier of engines and complete drive systems for marine and industrial applications, you will be part of a global and diverse team of highly skilled professionals who works with passion, trust each other and embraces change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

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