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Ballast water treatment system (BWTS)

WHAT IS BALLAST WATER TREATMENT?

 

Ballast water treatment is the process of treating ballast water in order to actively remove, kill and/or inactivate foreign organisms prior to discharge.  Large vessels require thousands of tons of water to ensure stability and maneuverability, and the environmental impact can be considerable. These impacts result from the fact that the ballast water can contain hundreds of different invasive species, many of which can have serious ecological, economic and public health effects if transferred to regions where they are not native. The recognition of these effects has made ballast management increasingly important for protection of the marine environment.

 

WHY IS BALLAST WATER MANAGEMENT CRUCIAL?


Every day, an estimated 10,000 marine species are transported around the world in ballast water. This high level of invasive species being transported and discharged into inhabitable waters has called for legal action to take place. International legislators have reacted by implementing new regulations to prevent unnecessary spread of species and ballast. Due to legislator involvement from both national and international level, rules and regulations have become the primary driver behind the ballast water treatment market.

The two key regulations regarding this market is:

IMO: The International Maritime Organization

USCG: The U.S Coast Guard

In response to this threat, the International Maritime Organisation's (IMO) convention on Ballast Water, was drawn up by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) in 2004.

The convention will enter into force on the 08th September 2017 and will require an IMO Type Approved ballast water treatment system (BWTS) to be installed on all new-build vessels and to be retrofitted on existing vessels.

 
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TREATMENT METHODS?

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These videos below presents Evoqua and how SEACURE® BWTS works

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