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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) ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • International Maritime Organization Mandate Spawns $50B Dollar Clean Water Tech Opportunity

    Increasing concerns over the detrimental transfer of invasive marine species across the world’s oceans through the transport and disposal of ballast water by large vessels have prompted the International Maritime Organization and the United States Coast Guard to ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Hyde GUARDIAN® Ballast Water Treatment System Earns Alternate Management System Approval from United States Coast Guard

    Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE: CCC) announced today that its Hyde GUARDIAN® Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS), developed and manufactured by its wholly owned subsidiary, Hyde Marine, Inc., became one of the first BWTS to earn Alternate Management System (AMS) approval from the United States Coast Guard (USCG). AMS approval is a first step to achieving full USCG Type Approval and is an ...


    By Calgon Carbon Corporation

  • BioLargo Showcasing its Breakthrough Water Treatment System - Alpha Commercial Prototype At University of Alberta

    One year ago, experts from industry, academia, government, and finance were presented with what could soon be known as the biggest breakthrough in water treatment in decades. A team of researchers at BioLargo Water and the University of Alberta unveiled a working laboratory model of the AOS Filter along with the results from studies that demonstrate its ability to disinfect water 100 times more ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Degrémont Technologies-Ozonia reinforces the ozone drinking water treatment plants in Joinville and Orly with AQUARAY® H20 UV reactors.

    To comply with new regulations on pathogens and bromate restrictions, Degrémont Technologies-Ozonia will equip the ozone drinking water treatment plants in Joinville and Orly with AQUARAY® H20 UV reactors. The addition of Degrémont Technologies-Ozonia’s AQUARAY® Ultraviolet units will upgrade 2 ozone plants for the city of Paris and bring them to full compliance. With a capacity to treat 2 x 300 ...

  • Degrémont Technologies-Ozonia reinforces the ozone drinking water treatment plants in Joinville and Orly with AQUARAY® H20 UV reactors.

    To comply with new regulations on pathogens and bromate restrictions, Degrémont Technologies-Ozonia will equip the ozone drinking water treatment plants in Joinville and Orly with AQUARAY® H20 UV reactors. The addition of Degrémont Technologies-Ozonia’s AQUARAY® Ultraviolet units will upgrade 2 ozone plants for the city of Paris and bring them to full compliance. With a capacity to treat 2 x 300 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Saharan dust enhances carbon trapping by ocean deserts

    A new study led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) reveals that that dust generated by land erosion has large repercussions for oceanic processes and planetary climate. Wind-driven Saharan dust to the remote Atlantic Ocean not only provides phytoplankton with essential nutrients to promote their growth, but the dust particles themselves are ballasting these carbon-rich microscopic plants, ...

  • What are the impacts of invasive alien species?

    The impacts of invasive alien species (IAS) can take many different forms, from ecological to socio-economic. A new review investigates how to define and quantify ‘impact’ and discusses the most successful strategies to reduce invasion risk and prevent different impacts. Biological invasions can substantially degrade ecosystems and IAS are listed among the primary causes of global ...

  • TeamTec and ANDRITZ agree on cooperation for the marketing of SeaSOx exhaust gas cleaning system

    ANDRITZ and TeamTec have signed a cooperation agreement for worldwide marketing of the SeaSOx exhaust gas cleaning system for the maritime industry. ANDRITZ will provide the core technology and basic design and will be responsible for the supply of key components and documentation. TeamTec will take over global responsibility for sales and marketing, including after-sales services for the SeaSOx ...


    By TeamTec AS

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