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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) ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Cost effective stormwater control in existing tanks

    Sewer overflows are major contributors to violations in municipal wastewater treatment plants.  In the past, there have been only a few ways to handle the wet weather contribution to a plant. Ballasted flocculation or reconfiguring the plant entirely- both very costly options.  Biowater has come up with a cost-effective, dependable way to handle these issues.   Biowater’s ...


    By Biowater Technology AS

  • Cost-Effective, Reliable Stormwater Treatment in the Same Tanks!

    Sewer overflows are major contributors to violations in municipal wastewater treatment plants.  In the past, there have been only a few ways to handle the wet weather contribution to a plant.  Ballasted flocculation or reconfiguring the plant entirely- both very costly options.  Biowater has come up with a cost-effective, dependable way to handle these issues. Biowater's CFIC - ...


    By Biowater Technology AS

  • Oil containment boom for open water and ocean use available

    Granite Environmental, Inc., located on the East Coast of Florida, offers 36 and 42 inch oil boom  for spill responders, beginning July 2nd, 2010. The 36" and 42" ...

  • 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.

  • UN agencies, shipping corporations to tackle environmental threats

    A Global Industry Alliance (GIA) was launched this week to tackle the threats of marine bio-invasions caused by the transfer of  marine organisms from one environment to another, in ship ballast tanks. Ballast water is carried in cargo ships to provide needed stability. It is taken onboard at the start of every trip a ship makes and then pumped out on arrival. Some organisms in the ballast ...

  • New global marine alliance to tackle bio-invasions

    A new Global Industry Alliance (GIA) was launched this week to tackle the threats of marine bio-invasions caused by the transfer of marine organisms from one environment to another, in ship ballast tanks. Ballast water is carried in cargo ships to provide needed stability. It is taken onboard at the start of every trip a ship makes and then pumped out on arrival. Some organisms in the ballast ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Completion of landbased type approval tests

    We are pleased to announce that all the required landbased testing of the CompactClean Ballast Water Management System has been successfully completed. The testing was performed in accordance with both IMO and US Coast Guard requirements and paves the way for issue of both IMO and USCG type approval certificates later this year. DESMI Ocean Guard’s ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • De Nora BALPURE BWTS submits application for USCG type-approval

    De Nora, a market leading supplier of electrochlorination equipment, confirmed that submission for United States Coastguard (USCG) type approval for its BALPURE® ballast water treatment system (BWTS) was made shortly after completion of testing late in 2017 Independently verified by Lloyd’s Register, the results of all shipboard, land-based, and environmental testing, plus ...

  • De Nora BALPURE® BWTS concludes testing for USCG type approval

    De Nora, a market leading supplier of electrochlorination equipment, today announced that it has completed shipboard testing for its BALPURE® ballast water treatment system (BWTS), and intends to make  its submission for United States Coast Guard (USCG) Type Approval by the end of 2017. ...

  • 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

  • Group sues EPA over invasive species regulations

    An environmental group said Wednesday it has sued the federal government, contending that recently established regulations for ships to treat ballast water before releasing it into U.S. waterways aren't strong enough to prevent more aquatic species invasions. The National Wildlife Federation's lawsuit asks a federal appeals court to rule that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency failed to ...


    By Associated Press

  • Silent invaders spread through neglect of treaty

    Marine pest species costing billions in damage to fisheries, coastal communities and infrastructure are spreading as the world’s shipping nations continue to largely neglect bringing into effect an international treaty setting out requirements for consistent handling and treatment of ships’ ballast water. Silent Invasion, a new report issued by WWF as International Maritime Organization (IMO) ...


    By WWF International

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