Marine Waste Articles

  • On-Board Food Waste Industrial Shredder

    Marpol Certified On-Board Food Waste Industrial Shredder Volumetric reduction is essential for the correct disposal of many materials. For food waste the logistical challenge cannot use brute force, but a fast, complete and easy maintenance solution. ...


    By SatrindTech Srl

  • Plastics, Marpol and Circular Economy: Prevention of Marine Plastic Pollution

    Large ships, offshore platforms and poor land waste management, cause much of the marine pollution. Proper action is needed to solve this problem, starting with the correct use of technologies such as industrial shredders ...


    By SatrindTech Srl

  • MARPOL ANNEX VI Compliance Using a Portable Emissions Analyzer - Case study

    Marine vessels can emit air pollution such as CO, CO2, NOx (NO+NO2), and SO2 from their diesel engines and onboard incinerators. MARPOL Annex VI and the technical code for control of emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx Technical Code) issued by IMO are internationally recognized regulations for the prevention of air pollution and emissions from marine ...

  • Europe imagines the Port of the Future

    On October 11-13 Envirosuite’s General Manager for Europe, Chaim Kolominskas, travelled to Amsterdam to present to the 2017 GreenPort Congress as part of a session on the Port of the Future. The GreenPort Congress is the largest conference focussed on balancing operational efficiency and environmental sustainability at ...


    By Envirosuite Limited

  • Europe imagines the ‘Port of the Future’

    On October 11-13 Envirosuite’s General Manager for Europe, Chaim Kolominskas, travelled to Amsterdam to present to the 2017 GreenPort Congress as part of a session on the Port of the Future. The GreenPort Congress is the largest conference focussed on balancing operational efficiency and environmental sustainability at ports. ...


    By Envirosuite Limited

  • Researchers inventory plastics pollution in Great Lakes

    A recent inventory of plastics pollution in the Great Lakes will help prevent continued pollution and provide a baseline for those working to clean the lakes, which supply local residents with drinking water. The Great Lakes Basin is a system of five bodies of water and their tributaries along the northernmost tier of the United States, four of which border Canada. They include Lake Superior, ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Marine food waste management - Case study

    Background The Fred Olsen offshore wind focussed firm, Windcarrier, took delivery of it’s second sea borne jack up vessel, the Bold Tern in January 2013. Accompanying its sister vessel the Brave Tern, the 132m vessel set off from its shipbuilders facility in Jebel Ali to work in the north German sea to start installing 80 wind turbines at the newly designated Riffgat ...


    By Tidy Planet Limited

  • Teesside Waste Wood-Fired Plant Port Clarence, England - Case study

    The project developers Eco2 and Temporis Capital secured the site and planning consent to develop the Teesside biomass facility in Port Clarence. Following engagement on Eco2’s Margam biomass project in South Wales, Babcock & Wilcox Vølund working with Lagan Construction Group were awarded an ...


    By Dürr Megtec LLC

  • Plastic debris and policy: Using current scientific understanding to invoke positive change

    Captain Charles Moore introduced the world to the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” in the mid‐1990s, and images of plastic debris in the oceans began to sweep the media. Since then, there has been increasing interest from scientists, the public, and policy makers regarding plastic debris in the environment. Today, there remains no doubt that plastic debris contaminates aquatic (marine and ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Sensitivity of six subantarctic marine invertebrates to common metal contaminants

    A long history of anthropogenic activities in the relatively pristine subantarctic has resulted in areas of accumulated waste and contaminants. Sensitivities to metals of subantarctic and Antarctic species may contrast with related species from temperate and tropical areas, due to the unique characteristics of polar biota. In addition, response to contaminants may be delayed and hence longer ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Toro Equipment in programme “Hecho en Castilla y León” of channel CyL7

    Last October the 29 th, Toro Equipment appeared as an innovative company in waste water treatment sector in the programme “Hecho en Castilla y León” of the regional television channel “CyL7”. This programme shows every week the most innovatives products made in Castilla y León(Spain). ...


    By Toro Equipment S.L.

  • The European environment - state and outlook 2015 - An integrated assessment of the European environment

    The European environment — state and outlook 2015 report (SOER 2015) provides a comprehensive assessment of the European environment's state, trends and prospects, and places it in a global context. It will inform European environmental policy implementation between 2015 and 2020, and analyses the opportunities to modify existing policies (and the knowledge used to inform those policies) in ...

  • Second Life for Shipping Waste

    According to the World Ocean Review, the global merchant fleet has a capacity to carry more than 1 billion tons of cargo, fuel, freshwater, ballast water, provisions, passengers and crew. Combined, these floating “towns” produce vast quantities of waste. When officials in Rotterdam, which harbors nearly 34,000 seagoing vessels each year, discovered ...


    By Ensia

  • The MAGnificent Seven - Gunning for Marine Waste

    Waste Management World focused this article on Terragon Environmental Technologie's product, MAGS (Micro Auto Gasification System) and the solution it provides to the maritime sector.  MAGS transforms solid waste and sludges into energy which can be intergrated at the site where waste is generated.  New regulations from MARPOL Annex V came into effect on January 1, 2013 - virtually ...

  • Executive in Action - Peter Tsantrizos

    Interview with our President and CEO, Dr. Peter Tsantrizos, for the Maritime Executive publication and website.  Covering his expertise in the waste to energy industry and discussing the technologies at Terragon.  Dr. Tsantrizos founded Terragon Environmental Technologies in 2004 with the vision of enabling the "zero waste discharge" habitat.  With this in mind he began developing ...

  • Marine litter – a growing threat worldwide

    Increasing amounts of litter are ending up in the world’s oceans and harming the health of ecosystems, killing animals when they become trapped or swallow the litter. Human health is also at risk, as plastics may break down into smaller pieces that may subsequently end up in our food. These are just a few of the problems emerging from the waste collecting in our seas. There are now ...

  • Bioavailability of purified subcellular metals to a marine fish

    In this study, we took advantages of the supply of naturally contaminated oysters and investigated how the subcellular metal distribution and the metal burden in prey affected the transfer of metals to a marine fish, the grunt Terapon jarbua. The oysters Crassostrea hongkongensis with different contaminated histories were collected and separated into three subcellular fractions (metal‐rich ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Delitek Cleans up Marine Waste Handling

    Delitek AS is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of waste handling systems specially designed for use on board ships and offshore installations. Owners and operators across the globe rely on the Norwegian company’s technology to dispose of their waste in an environmentally responsible manner and in compliance with the latest regulations The very first waste handling system ...


    By Delitek AS

  • Marine Waste Management

    The Reasons of Marine Waste Management New rules from IMO (International Maritime Organization), adopted in July 2011, imply substantial changes for all ship or rig types as early as January 2013. By applying waste management, the ship or rig owner or operator takes control of waste handling with the aim of achieving some or all of the following objectives: 1) To fulfill ...

  • Sand, surf and septage (Malibu Beach)

    Onsite systems at 16 beaches on Santa Monica Bay, Calif., had exceeded their useful lives. Most were at risk of overflows and required pumping every two weeks, as sand blowing in through corroded cast-iron lids filled them three-quarters full. Monthly water samples taken by the Los Angeles County Department of Environmental Health confirmed intermittent high bacteria counts. Concern for the ...


    By Geoflow, Inc.

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