In April 2014, we launched "Float Lab" to test the complete combination of filtration membranes in real-river conditions. For 6 months, it captured a wide range of data and helped us understand how the filtration behaves during all seasons. A big thanks to naval architects at Brooklyn-based Persak & Wurmfeld
, fabricators at Olollo
, the filtration textiles and systems specialists at Mackworth
, the marine science field station River Project
, our scientists at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
, our engineers at Arup
, and of course, the generous Hudson River Park Trust
. It's the first time we've gotten in the water (with + POOL), which is a monumental milestone towards swimming in the river!