Marine Waste Articles

  • Marine food waste management - Case study

    Background The Fred Olsen offshore wind focussed firm, Windcarrier, took delivery of it’s second sea borne jack up vessel, the Bold Tern in January 2013. Accompanying its sister vessel the Brave Tern, the 132m vessel set off from its shipbuilders facility in Jebel Ali to work in the north German sea to start installing 80 wind turbines at the newly designated Riffgat ...


    By Tidy Planet Limited

  • We need a global treaty on plastics. Here’s what it should look like.

    Plastic pollution is more than an ocean problem, and it’s time we treat it as such. Plastics have boosted our economy because they are versatile, cheap and durable. Yet, thanks to these same traits, in the course of establishing a US$750 billion global industry, we have ...


    By Ensia

  • Plastic debris and policy: Using current scientific understanding to invoke positive change

    Captain Charles Moore introduced the world to the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” in the mid‐1990s, and images of plastic debris in the oceans began to sweep the media. Since then, there has been increasing interest from scientists, the public, and policy makers regarding plastic debris in the environment. Today, there remains no doubt that plastic debris contaminates aquatic (marine and ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • What will it take to get plastics out of the ocean?

    From drones to filters to artificial islands, innovators are working to reduce the threat thousands of tons of trash pose to marine ecosystems. A few palm trees stand strong in the salty breeze. Located on the southern tip of the Pacific island chain of Hawaii, Kamilo Beach is an isolated stretch of black volcanic shoreline in the middle of nowhere. Just a few hundred yards ...


    By Ensia

  • 3 reasons for converting to the Circular Economy

    A new economic model is possible and necessary, now more than ever. Climate changes are clear to see, with disastrous consequences for the environment and the World’s population. We can’t put it off any longer. The time has come to reverse the course and choose a sustainable economic model for the planet and for future generations: changing from the linear economy to ...


    By Macpresse Europa S.R.L

  • Enhanced treatment of tannery wastewater in an integrated multistage bioreactor (IMBR) by the predominant bacterial strains enriched from marine sediments

    An innovative integrated multistage bioreactor (IMBR) system, which was augmented with three predominant bacterial strains (Lactobacillus paracasei CL1107, Pichia jadinii CL1705, and Serratia marcescens CL1502) isolated from marine sediments, was developed to treat real tannery wastewater without performing physicochemical pretreatment, with the potential to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Monitoring network for Scottish ports - Case Studies

    Historically, ferry masters operating off the west coast of Scotland would have to sail to a port and on arrival visually assess the weather and tide conditions before deciding whether safe berthing alongside the pier or quayside would be possible. This wastes time and fuel, and can causes immense frustration among passengers, who may see ferries come close to a port, but thereafter depart ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Second Life for Shipping Waste

    According to the World Ocean Review, the global merchant fleet has a capacity to carry more than 1 billion tons of cargo, fuel, freshwater, ballast water, provisions, passengers and crew. Combined, these floating “towns” produce vast quantities of waste. When officials in Rotterdam, which harbors nearly 34,000 seagoing vessels each year, discovered ...


    By Ensia

  • The MAGnificent Seven - Gunning for Marine Waste

    Waste Management World focused this article on Terragon Environmental Technologie's product, MAGS (Micro Auto Gasification System) and the solution it provides to the maritime sector.  MAGS transforms solid waste and sludges into energy which can be intergrated at the site where waste is generated.  New regulations from MARPOL Annex V came into effect on January 1, 2013 - virtually ...

  • Executive in Action - Peter Tsantrizos

    Interview with our President and CEO, Dr. Peter Tsantrizos, for the Maritime Executive publication and website.  Covering his expertise in the waste to energy industry and discussing the technologies at Terragon.  Dr. Tsantrizos founded Terragon Environmental Technologies in 2004 with the vision of enabling the "zero waste discharge" habitat.  With this in mind he began developing ...

  • Marine litter – a growing threat worldwide

    Increasing amounts of litter are ending up in the world’s oceans and harming the health of ecosystems, killing animals when they become trapped or swallow the litter. Human health is also at risk, as plastics may break down into smaller pieces that may subsequently end up in our food. These are just a few of the problems emerging from the waste collecting in our seas. There are now ...

  • Delitek Cleans up Marine Waste Handling

    Delitek AS is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of waste handling systems specially designed for use on board ships and offshore installations. Owners and operators across the globe rely on the Norwegian company’s technology to dispose of their waste in an environmentally responsible manner and in compliance with the latest regulations The very first waste handling system ...


    By Delitek AS

  • Marine Waste Management

    The Reasons of Marine Waste Management New rules from IMO (International Maritime Organization), adopted in July 2011, imply substantial changes for all ship or rig types as early as January 2013. By applying waste management, the ship or rig owner or operator takes control of waste handling with the aim of achieving some or all of the following objectives: 1) To fulfill ...


    By Harden Industries Ltd.

  • A new strategy for yacht ports in Greece under present austerity programmes

    The paper shows that yacht ports in Greece are characterised by their excessive number and their expensive construction. Moreover, these ports are scattered all along Greek coast. Admittedly, the locations selected are good. The research we have undertaken has asserted that the current exclusive focus of government on constructing new yacht ports is a waste of resources and this does not suit the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Genesee county waste water drain commission

    Michigan county selects a Cornell pump for its new pump station. Genesee County, where Flint, Michigan is located, had an issue with their wastewater Pump Station No 1. Employing a vertical line shaft and dry pit pump design, the station was becoming increasingly expensive to maintain and operate. Adding to maintenance issues were the pump station’s age and ...


    By Cornell Pump Company

  • Key insurance factors to consider

    Moving towards sustainability in our culture requires social and economic challenges chat influence our everyday lives. Our efforts toward ethical consumerism have helped fuel the increase of the recycling industry. The subsequent growth of the industry results in more risks for recyclers that must be addressed. This article will help identify some of those risks and issues that you should ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Opinion: What is Marine Spatial Planning

    A SYSTEM OF INTEGRATED MARINE MANAGEMENT FOR UK WATERS The United Kingdom marine area is far greater than that of its landmass.1 The coastal areas and seas have provided convenient food, transport and waste disposal for centuries, as well as contributing to man's identity and sense of well-being. In recent years, biodiversity and the potential of biotechnologies from the oceans have ...


  • Uk`s largest ports business teams up with tuffa tanks.

    TUFFA UK undertook a recent workshop extension to cope with demand for it's larger steel tanks and the new steel fabrication workshop has been completed with state of the art equipment and overhead craneage to enable the production of the large commercial tanks. This enabled the construction of this 70,000 litre Dual Compartment Fuel Tank for delivery to a large Logistics company in the North ...


    By Tuffa UK Limited

  • Port of Antwerp, Belgium

    The Port of Antwerp is a famous cargo handling port but is also only 300m from the historic city center, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. The Port needed to keep their waters clear of unsightly llitter and debris. Also, as a developing cruise port it handles 14,000 sailings per year to over 800 overseas destinations, and floating debris was causing a risk to navigation. ...


  • A cross-disciplinary approach to minimising the risks of maritime transport in the Gulf of Finland

    The maritime traffic in the Gulf of Finland is predicted to rapidly increase in the near future, which increases the environmental risks both through direct environmental effects and by increasing the accident risk. This paper describes a multidisciplinary modelling approach, where, based on growth predictions, the maritime traffic in the Gulf of Finland in the year 2015 is modelled and the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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