antifouling system News

  • Dosing accuracy is maintained, despite fluctuating system pressure

    Grundfos Alldos has enhanced the Flow Monitor for its diaphragm dosing pumps in the DIGITAL DOSING™ range. With the new AutoCal function, users now not only have problematic chemicals under control but also demanding processes. The new generation Flow Monitor makes the time-consuming manual pump recalibration procedure for fluctuating system pressures a thing of the past. Digital pumps equipped ...


  • Boat hull washing pollution

    Painting, stripping and pressure washing of boat bottoms with antifouling marine paints are common activities performed by the marine industry. Antifouling marine paints contain toxic metals compounds that are intended to inhibit the growth of marine organisms. These compounds historically included lead and tin, which have been phased out and replaced with copper. If activities involving the ...


  • Global ban on tributyltin enters into force

    A milestone in the protection of the oceans was reached this week as a global ban on tributyltin (TBT) - one of the most toxic chemicals deliberately released into the sea - entered into force. The International Convention on the Control of Harmful Antifouling Systems for Ships obliges its signatories to ensure that no vessels using TBT-containing paint go under their flag or call at their ports. ...


    By WWF UK

  • The Royal Dutch Navy starts project with environmentally friendly solution to prevent biofouling on ships

    Today the Dutch algae control company, LG Sonic has received an official order from the Royal Dutch Navy to apply their ultrasound technology on a marine vessel to prevent the growth of biofouling. Before the end of 2016 multiple ultrasonic antifouling systems will be installed on a 130-meter long marine vessel. Biofouling growth increases the drag on ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Introducing the Aqua TROLL 600 Water Quality Platform

    In-Situ® Inc. announced today the newest advancement in state-of-the-art water monitoring technology – the Aqua TROLL® 600 Multiparameter Sonde, with field access through the VuSitu™ Mobile App for Android™. Rugged in groundwater and corrosion-resistant in surface water, the Aqua TROLL 600 delivers accurate data in an easy-to-use, customizable instrument. Features ...


    By In-Situ, Inc.

  • Operators of Falmouth Docks fined for pollution spill

    A ship repair company has been ordered to pay £24,300 in fines and costs for polluting Cornwall's famous Fal estuary with toxic paint sludge. The case was brought by the Environment Agency and Cornwall Council. On September 29, 2011 the Agency received a report of pollution in the estuary. On arrival an officer saw a large rusty-coloured plume in the harbour covering an area approximately ...

  • Ultrafiltration specialist inge watertechnologies AG presents the new dizzer XL 0.9 MB 60

    inge watertechnologies AG will be presenting a brand new product at the IDA World Congress on Desalination and Water Reuse, which is due to be held in Dubai from November 7 - 12, 2009. The ultrafiltration specialists will be showcasing the “dizzer XL 0.9 MB 60” – the pinnacle of its new generation of products, featuring a 60 m² membrane surface area. This module is particularly suited to the task ...


    By inge GmbH part of BASF

  • LG Sonic received award for biofouling prevention project with the Royal Dutch Navy

    Yesterday, LG Sonic received an award for a project with the Royal Dutch Navy to apply ultrasound technology on a marine vessel to prevent the growth of biofouling. Biofouling growth increases the drag on a hull which results that a ship can consume up to 40% more fuel and correspondingly produce 40% more CO2 emissions. The P.J.S de Jong Innovation award, organized by TNO, Organisation of ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Contaminated Sediment Removal to begin at Pier 4 by the Port of Tacoma

    The Port of Tacoma began dredging contaminated sediments in Blair Waterway on September 15 in preparation to expand Pier 4. The Port detected a marine biocide, called tributyltin, while completing a dredging inspection for the site evaluation to expand Pier 4 for larger ships. The Port of Tacoma has agreed to complete the cleanup of the sediments, which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ...

  • Ultrafiltration specialist inge watertechnologies AG presents new generation of products

    inge watertechnologies AG – the technology leader in the field of ultrafiltration – has further optimized its proprietary water treatment systems and will be presenting a brand-new product at the WEFTEC water quality event, which is due to be held in Orlando, Florida from October 12 - 14, 2009. The ultrafiltration specialists will be introducing the “dizzer XL 0.9 MB 60”, the pinnacle of its new ...


    By inge GmbH part of BASF

  • EPA guides Marinas on best ways to prevent water pollution

    With Memorial Day and summer approaching, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is recommending that New York State marinas take steps to prevent the pollution of local waterways. At the Albany Yacht Club this morning, EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck highlighted the best environmental practices for reducing pollution from boat washing and other maintenance activities that can degrade ...

  • Revisions to Biocidal Product Regulation in the European Union

    On May 22, 2012, the European Union (EU) adopted the Biocidal Products Regulation (EC Regulation 528/2012) (BPR), which will replace and repeal the Biocidal Products Directive (BPD) (98/8/EC) currently in effect for regulating biocidal active substances and biocidal products. The BPR entered into force on July 17, 2012, with many new provisions going into effect on September 1, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Revisions to Biocidal Product Regulation in the European Union

    On May 22, 2012, the European Union (EU) adopted the Biocidal Products Regulation (EC Regulation 528/2012) (BPR), which will replace and repeal the Biocidal Products Directive (BPD) (98/8/EC) currently in effect for regulating biocidal active substances and biocidal products. The BPR entered into force on July 17, 2012, with many new provisions going into effect on September 1, ...


    By Acta Group

  • Fairhaven Shipyard Companies, Inc. to Pay $175,000 to resolve violations of the clean water act

    United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Curt Spalding, Regional Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency’s New England Region, announced today that Fairhaven Shipyard Companies, Inc. (Fairhaven Shipyard) has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $175,000 to resolve violations of the federal Clean Water Act which occurred at two of their facilities in Fairhaven.  They have ...

  • Marine Safety – Monitoring Shipping Vessel Impact on Coastal Shores

    With Canada aiming to increase marine safety within its coastal shores, Deep Trekker Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) prove to be well suited for the task. Through the Ocean Protection Plan, the Canadian Government plans to increase funding to marine safety services to each of the country’s coasts; including the shipping passages in the Arctic waters. The program highlights the need for ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • In Preparation for the America’s Cup, KKMI Sausalito is First Bay Area Boatyard to Meet California's Rigorous Benchmark for Stormwater Management

    KKMI Sausalito, LLC has achieved the distinction of becoming the first Bay Area boatyard to meet California’s rigorous benchmarks for stormwater management. These benchmarks are an important step in demonstrating proper filtration and treatment to reduce the harmful effects of toxic metals on water quality in San Francisco Bay. KKMI’s recent testing for copper, lead and zinc is ...


    By PRWeb

  • Marshall Islands accedes to five UN treaties on safety and marine pollution

    The Marshall Islands, one of the world’s major shipping nations, has acceded to five important International Maritime Organization (IMO) conventions that aim to discourage environmental pollution and promote safety on the high seas, the United Nations agency announced today. The Pacific island nation has acceded to the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on ...


    By United Nations

  • European Union Biocidal Products Regulation and Its Impact on Industry: A Practical Briefing

    Background The European Union (EU) Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) has entered into EU law. This legislation changes the way in which biocidal active substances and biocidal products are regulated in the EU. The new EU regulatory system differs from other global regulatory systems for biocidal substances and redefines what are considered biocidal ...


    By Acta Group

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