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  • 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) ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • DESMI Ocean Guard A/S Launches New Ballast Water Management System

    DESMI Ocean Guard A/S is proud to announce the launch of a new Ballast Water Management System – CompactClean -  which sets new standards for small footprint, reliable performance, and certainty of meeting both the international and US discharge standards. DESMI Ocean Guard A/S is proud to announce the launch of a new Ballast Water Management System (BWMS). The system is named ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Hyde Marine Selects Strategic Installation Partners for Hyde GUARDIAN Gold Ballast Water Treatment Systems

    Hyde Marine, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE: CCC), announced today it has established two partnership agreements for installation of the chemical free Hyde GUARDIAN Gold™ Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) for international markets. Hyde Marine is partnering with Grand Bahama Shipyard (GBS) for installation of the Hyde GUARDIAN Gold BWTS, for vessels ...


    By Calgon Carbon Corporation

  • NSF International Gains United States Coast Guard Acceptance as Independent Laboratory for Ballast Water Management System Testing

    Testing to reduce the risk of aquatic invasive species in lakes, streams, rivers and coastal waters NSF International (NSF), an independent public health organization, has become the first Independent Laboratory (IL) accepted by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to evaluate and ...


    By NSF International

  • Uptake of Water Treatment Solutions in the Asia Pacific Power Industry Intensifying, Finds Frost & Sullivan

    Rapid urbanization, growth in industrialization, and rising standards of living in the Asia Pacific have spawned a higher need for electricity, particularly in emerging countries such as Thailand and Indonesia. This growing need for power translates to investments in water and wastewater treatment (WWWT) solutions for the installation of new power plants and retrofitting of new technologies in ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Global support gathers for the acceptance of the MPN Method

    DESMI Ocean Guard A/S announces that it will appeal US Coast Guard’s preliminary decision to not accept the MPN method for type approval testing of ballast water treatment systems. At the same time, important facts regarding the MPN method and reasons why the USCG should have accepted the MPN method are made available on a newly launched website: ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Chelsea Technologies Group is working to stop ocean stowaways

    Ballast water is critical to the safe operation of ocean-going vessels. However, during ballast water exchange, thousands of aquatic organisms and pathogens can stowaway and be transported from one part of the world to another. The transfer of these organisms in ships' ballast water can have devastating effects on the marine environment and ultimately the health and well-being of the people who ...


    By Chelsea Technologies Group

  • DNV Type approval

    On September 5’th 2014 DNV GL issued type approval certificate for the RayClean system. The type approval certificate includes approval according to both the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention and the DNV type approval programme. The type approval is unique because this is the first time a ballast water treatment system has been tested fully according to both IMO and US Coast Guard ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • DESMI Ocean Guard receives ATEX certification

    DESMI Ocean Guard A/S announces that notified body DEKRA EXAM GmbH on 9th June 2016 issued ATEX certificate for its RayClean-EX ballast water treatment system. This means the system can now be installed directly in hazardous areas onboard tanker vessels. DESMI Ocean Guard A/S announces that notified body DEKRA EXAM GmbH on 9th June 2016 issued ATEX certificate for its ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Marine pollution - cleaning up the seas

    Greenhouse gas emissions from marine vessels have received special attention of late, but as the maritime shipping industry continues to grow, other forms of pollution from ships are creating problems that require urgent attention. In the past 15 years, seaborne trade has increased by 50% and continued high rates of growth are expected. The rise in trade between the North America and ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • DESMI Ocean Guard shares sold to DESMI A/S

    The transaction gives DESMI A/S full ownership of the company, which has two successfully tested Ballast Water Treatment systems in its portfolio. The newly developed RayCleanTM system was launched recently but has already now secured several orders with the first systems being currently under installation. Chairman of DESMI Ocean Guard’s board and Head of Maersk Maritime Technology Bo ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Canada gets failing grade on marine protected areas

    Canada hasn’t made a lot progress on its commitment to establish a system of marine protected areas in our oceans concludes a new report by the David Suzuki Foundation, the Living Oceans Society, and the Sierra Club of B.C. The report card compares the performance of Canada, the United States, and Australia in designating marine protected areas. Canada gets a failing grade despite the fact ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Encyclopedia of Life - all 1.8m pages of it! - to be completed in 2017

    The initial 30,000 pages of a new online Encyclopedia of Life were revealed on Tuesday as scientists assembled for the Technology, Entertainment and Design Conference in Monterey, California, where the project was initiated last year. Feedback on these first pages will shape the ultimate design and functionality of all 1.8 million pages of the encyclopedia, scheduled for completion by ...

  • JCPenney achieves lEED(R) distinctions for green building design and operations

    J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) has been awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Existing Buildings Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for its Home Office campus located in Plano, Texas. The 1.9 million square-foot building serves as a workplace for more than 5,500 associates and is the third largest campus facility in the nation to ...

  • The Acta Group, L.L.C. -- recent federal developments

    2011 Predictions For EPA's Office Of Chemical Safety And Pollution Prevention: The Acta Group, L.L.C.'s (Acta) thoughts on what may be headed our way in 2011 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) are provided in a memorandum available online. ...


    By Acta Group

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