ballast water organism Articles

  • UV Ballast Water Treatment Close to US Approval

    Shipowners have found it increasingly difficult to comply with ballast water treatment regulations in the US. But there’s good news on the horizon thanks to DESMI’s newest UV-based solution Ultraviolet radiation (UV), which counters microorganisms by rendering them unable to reproduce, is the preferred method for today’s ballast water treatment systems. This robust and reliable ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Effectiveness and Kinetics of Ferrate as a Disinfectant for Ballast Water

    The objective of the study was to determine whether ferrate could meet the international standards for successful ballast water treatment, including final concentrations of less than 1 CFU/ml of Enterococci, less than 2.5 CFUs/ml of Escherichia coli, and less than 1 CFU/100 mls of Vibrio cholerae. Pure cultures of Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and V. cholerae, and a mixed culture of ...

  • Maersk line - ballast tank cleaning

    Overview The following is an internal document from Maersk highlighting the use of SpillAway's NavalKleen II product for the bioremediation of No.6 heavy fuel oil that had leaked into the ballast tank of SL Atlantic. At the point that SpillAway were asked to help, the contaminated ballast water had been removed and the tank physically cleaned, however, residues left in the tank were still ...


  • Effects of temperature on type approval testing of ballast water treatment systems

    In order to limit the risk associated with invasion of habitats by exogenous species, the International Convention for the Control and Management of the Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments was adopted in February 2004 and may soon enter into force. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has produced guidelines to assess the efficacy and reliability of Ballast Water Treatment Systems ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • An evaluation of the residual toxicity and chemistry of a sodium hydroxide‐based ballast water treatment system for freshwater ships

    Non‐native organisms in the ballast water (BW) of freshwater ships must be killed to prevent the spread of invasive species. The ideal BW treatment system (BWTS) would kill 100% of BW organisms with minimal residual toxicity to organisms in receiving waters. The residual toxicity and chemistry of a BWTS was evaluated: sodium hydroxide was added to elevate pH to > 11.5 to kill BW organisms, ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • What’s Hiding in the Water?

    As we grow in understanding the significance different organisms have in the ecology of an environment, it helps tremendously if we knowwhich organismsinhabit that environment – whether they’re supposed to be there or not.  One method that is gaining widespread use, and relies on a simple filtration method, is the analysis of environmental DNA (eDNA) from local waterways. ...


    By Sterlitech Corporation

  • Loch Turret water treatment works

    Actiflo® high rate sand ballasted clarification & multiflo lamella sludge thickening plant The Loch Turret upgrade was the largest drinking water project for Scottish Water in the latest investment period. The scheme was taken over in 2010 and is delivers approx 85 million litres of drinking water per day The Client Scottish Water is the UK's fourth largest ...


  • UV, a bright future for the water industry

    The use of Ultra Violet (UV) light has now become standard practice in most municipal waste water treatment processes.  Effluent is now starting to be recognised as a valuable resource, not a problem that needs to be dumped. Many waste water facilities are being renamed as water reclamation facilities, and whether the waste water is being discharged into a river, being used to irrigate ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • A Guide to Oil in Water Monitoring for Environmental Compliance

    Applications for industrial oil in water monitoring can vary greatly. In upstream and midstream oil and gas production applications, monitoring separation efficiencies is key to optimize production rates, preventative maintenance, chemical use, flow, and environmental compliance. Separated water from the oil is called produced water and it must be cleaned of oil before disposal or ...


    By Arjay Engineering Ltd.

  • Evaluation of activated starch as an alternative to polyacrylamide polymers for drinking water flocculation

    Polyacrylamide polymers (PAM) are one of the most common water treatment chemicals used in clarification processes. Concerns have been raised with regards to the aquatic and human toxicity of acrylamide monomer. Greener polymers, produced using potato starch, were investigated at lab-scale as a potential non-toxic alternative to the use of PAM within a ballasted flocculation process ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Emerging Trends In UV Disinfection For Water Treatment

    Introduction The UV disinfection industry has experienced tremendous growth over the last 20 years.  The development of new UV technologies over this period has been a perfect example of an industry investing to meet market demand – in this case demand for an effective, low cost, and environmentally friendly disinfection technology.  The acceptance of UV disinfection at water plants ...

  • 2015 North American Water Treatment New Product Innovation Award

    Background and Company Performance Industry Challenges Tertiary and advanced wastewater treatment (WWT) is one of three stages in the cleaning of wastewater generated by the municipal and industrial sectors. Building on and improving upon the results of treatment through initial primary and secondary WWT stages alone, tertiary treatment is performed prior to waste ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • BioLargo’s “Lowest Cost - Highest Impact” Clean Water Technology Positioned To Save Maritime Operators Billions

    Beginning this year and continuing over the next 5 years, the International MaritimeOrganization and the U.S. Coast Guard are requiring an estimated 65,000 ships over 400 gross tons to be fitted with approved Ballast Water Treatment Systems, “BWTS”. ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • An annotated checklist of dinoflagellates in the Black Sea

    The Black Sea (∼41–46◦ N) is a semi-enclosed basin whose only connection to the world’s oceans is through narrow straits (<110 m depth), the Dardanelles and the Bosphorus, both opening to the Marmara Sea. The fresher waters of the Black Sea (salinity ∼17) flow to the Mediterranean Sea by means of an upper layer flow; saltier Mediterraneanwaters (∼38.5) flow to the Black ...


  • A Regulatory Perspective on Maintenance of Disinfection Systems

    ABSTRACTThe Clean Water Act contains requirements to set water quality standards for all contaminants, including bacterial contaminants, in surface waters. Wastewater treatment cannot be expected to remove all of the bacterial contaminants, and as a result, many organisms remain in the waste stream. Therefore, disinfection of treated wastewaters is designed to reduce bacterial numbers to a safe ...

  • New treatment plant to feature ceramic membranes

    The Parker Water and Sanitation District (PWSD) in Colorado has contracted for a membrane treatment system for its Rueter-Hess water treatment plant project. The new plant will treat water from the Rueter-Hess Reservoir (RHR), which is being built three miles southwest of downtown Parker on Newlin Gulch, which is a tributary drainage of Cherry Creek. The reservoir and associated treatment plan ...


    By PennWell Corporation

  • UV set to dominate the municipal industry

    The use of Ultra Violet (UV) light has now become standard practice in most municipal waste water treatment processes. Effluent is now starting to be recognised as a valuable resource, not a problem that needs to be dumped.  Many waste water facilities are being renamed as water reclamation facilities, and whether the waste water is being discharged into a river, being used to irrigate ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Jersey specifies Trojan - again

    Jersey Island, British Isles, is a popular tourist destination for Europeans. It’s the largest of a series of small, independent islands in the English Channel near the coast of Normandy. In 1992, Trojan’s U.K.subsidiary, Sunwater Limited, provided a state-of-the-art water disinfection system to upgrade Jersey’s then thirty-three year old main sewage treatment plant at Bellozanne, near St ...

  • PBT assessment using the revised annex XIII of REACH: A comparison with other regulatory frameworks

    There is no uniform Persistent, Bioaccumulative, Toxic (PBT) or very Persistent, very Bioaccumulative (vPvB) assessment of chemicals in Europe, as the various regulatory frameworks use only limited or dissimilar PBT assessments, or none at all. The European REACH Regulation requires a PBT/vPvB assessment for all chemical substances that are produced within or imported into the EU in amounts ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Adapter bacteria control oil spill in bulk

    Introduction Microbac was called in to advise on a required treatment for an integrated bulk oil handling facility and sea-land terminal, receiving, storing and shipping a wide variety of liquid fuels, inorganic chemicals and petrochemicals, many of which are toxic to microorganisms. The variable and complex waste streams from tank truck cleaning, ballast and tank cleaning discharges from ...


    By Microbac Ltd

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