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  • Ballast water treatment

    Hatenboer-Water introduces the IMO-approved ‘GloEn-Patrol Ballast Water Treatment System." The basic approach of the GloEn-Patrol system is the use of proven and at the same time environment-friendly water treatment technologies that are simple to install, either as retrofit or in newbuild ships. As they do not involve the use of chemicals, owners" operational costs are kept to a ...

  • Disinfecting marine vessel ballast water with UV

    To assist operators of cruise ships, tankers, semi-submersibles, jack-up rigs and other large ocean-going vessels to meet the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO’s) impending ballast water discharge requirements, UV disinfection specialist Hanovia has partnered with three of the world’s leading systems integrators to provide validated, on-board water treatment systems that are easy to ...

  • IMO ratification set to boost ballast water market

    This morning’s ratification by Finland of the International Maritime Organization’s ballast water management convention is expected to unleash a flood of firm orders for treatment systems to stop the spread of invasive aquatic species through ships’ ballast water. It means that nations representing just over 35% of the world’s merchant shipping tonnage have now ratified ...

  • Introduction GloEn-Patrol ballast water treatment system

    Hatenboer-Water introduces the IMO-approved ‘GloEn-Patrol™ Ballast Water Treatment System.’ The basic approach of the GloEn-Patrol™ system is the use of proven and at the same time environment-friendly water treatment technologies: filtration and UV light for the removal of sediments and aquatic organisms and to destroy (micro)organisms. The complete system is simple to ...


    By Hatenboer-Water BV

  • The Ballast Water Management Convention is at a tipping point

    Morocco and Indonesia has ratified the Ballast Water Management Convention - an act that might put the whole convention in to force. Indonesia and Morocco have become the latest in the line of nations having signed the Ballast Water Management Convention. At the moment everyone in the industry are holding their breaths as the signing might be the tipping point pushing the convention in to force. ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Toxic by-products of ballast water treatment evaluated

    A new study has evaluated disinfection by-products (DBPs) formed during the treatment of ballast water. As some of the DBPs produced are hazardous, the study concludes that more information is needed to ensure DBPs from treatment methods do not harm human health or aquatic environments. Ships hold ballast water in tanks to provide stability at sea. Frequently, water is taken at one port ...

  • Technology to Back Ballast Water Bill Nonexistent

    Washington, DC - A bill that aims to protect U.S. lakes, rivers and coastal waters from aquatic invasive species was introduced in the House of Representatives Thursday by Republican members of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. But the measure requires treatment of ships' ballast water with technology that does not now exist. The Ballast Water Management Act of 2007 (H.R. 2423) ...

  • Disinfecting Marine Vessel Ballast Water with UV

    Disinfecting Marine Vessel Ballast Water with UV -Hanovia UV disinfection system helps operators meet IMO discharge regulations- To assist operators of cruise ships, tankers, semi-submersibles, jack-up rigs and other large ocean-going vessels to meet the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO’s) ballast water discharge requirements, UV disinfection specialist Hanovia has partnered with ...

  • Ballast Water Market gets set to sail

    A surge of investment in ballast water treatment is expected in 2015, due to the imminent ratification of global environmental legislation. Spending is expected to explode with more than 65,000 systems set to account for $45.6 billion investment over the next five years. A new report by Global Water Intelligence (GWI) outlines the opportunities on offer for water technologies. In line ...

  • Report: Tests of ballast water treatment systems are flawed

    Government-sanctioned tests of equipment designed to cleanse ship ballast water of invasive species are seriously flawed because they don't determine whether the systems will remove microbes that cause gastrointestinal illnesses, scientists said Wednesday. Ballast water provides stability for cargo ships in rough seas. But it's believed to have introduced numerous invaders to U.S. coastal waters ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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

  • Global Water Technologies Secures Initial Funding for Ballast Water Research

    INDIANAPOLIS - Global Water Technologies, Inc. (Pink Sheets: GWTR) has completed an initial funding transaction to begin research on new methods of ballast water treatment. "Ballast water treatment and new regulations to control the invasive species that are unintentionally transported by international shipping are important issues for the next decade," said ...

  • Frost & Sullivan lauds resource ballast technologies as global entrepreneurial company of the year in the ballast water treatment systems market

    The 2010 Global Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award in the Ballast Water Treatment Systems Market is presented to Resource Ballast Technologies ("RBT"). A technology start-up company based in South Africa with a unique ballast water treatment system, RBT was established almost a decade ago and, in 2006, secured equity finance from the Southern African Intellectual Property Fund ("SAIP ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Weak ballast water permit opens U.S. waters to continued invasion

    Today, the USEPA released a new permit to regulate ballast water discharges from commercial vessels in US waters that falls far short of what is needed in the estimation of a coalition of conservation organizations that had previously sued to win a tougher permit. Invasive species introduced and spread via ballast water discharge are already wreaking havoc on U.S. waters. For example, a litany of ...

  • Calgon Carbon Awarded $19.8-Million Contract for Ballast Water Management

    PITTSBURGH - Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE: CCC) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Hyde Marine, Inc., has been awarded a contract by a leading South Korean shipyard to supply Hyde GUARDIAN® Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) Systems for several tankers being built for a major Greek ship owner. The contract is valued at approximately $19.8-million USD. Hyde GUARDIAN® Systems ...


    By Calgon Carbon Corporation

  • Ballast water treatment is the big new market for liquid macrofiltration

    Concern about invasive species in lakes and seas will create a $70 billion market for ballast water treatment systems for vessels traveling in international waters. A critical component of each treatment system is a filter. This new opportunity will add 10 percent to the revenues of the suppliers of liquid macrofiltration equipment and will double the size of the automatic backwash filter ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • USCG type approval of RayClean Ballast Water Treatment System – Update

    On July 12’th 2016 the US Coast Guard rejected the use of the MPN test method in type approval testing of ballast water treatment systems. However, discussions are currently ongoing with US Authorities to find a way for the USCG to accept the MPN method, and we expect a conclusion on these discussions before the end of 2016. If the discussions end with an acceptance of the MPN method we ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Wärtsilä AQUARIUS UV ballast water management system to be retrofitted to LPG vessel

    Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 7 June 2013 at 11 am EET By retrofitting Wärtsilä's AQUARIUS® ballast water management system to the 'Marola', Carboflotta can be assured of conforming to legislation, as well as protecting and safeguarding the environment in sensitive areas around the world. Wärtsilä, the marine industry's leading solutions ...


  • Panasonic Develops Ballast Water Management System to Help Protect Marine Ecosystems

    Panasonic Environmental Systems & Engineering Co., Ltd., a Panasonic group company, today announced that it has developed an on-board ballast water management system using an in-line electrolysis method to disinfect ballast water. In the newly developed ballast water management system, called "ATPS-BLUE sys", an electrolysis unit is placed in the main ballast water pipe. The unit generates ...

  • Damen in Partnership Agreement with TeamTec for Innovative Ballast Water Treatment System

    Damen Green Solutions has signed a letter of intent with Norwegian company TeamTec to supply and service the innovative AVITALISTM ballast water treatment system. The system combines filtration and a proven, eco-friendly chemical treatment solution optimised for medium-sized to large vessels. ...


    By TeamTec AS

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