Mixing Biocides into Ships’ Ballast Water

Posted By: Maggie Moon | Ballast Water Treatment, Papers

This paper was developed to provide the reader with supplemental background information on a proposed series of shipboard field tests. These tests would use a tracer dye to determine the efficiency of novel methods to mix biocides into ship’s ballast water for the emergency inactivation of aquatic non-indigenous species...

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Ballast Water Treatment Technology: Design, Risk Assessment, and Installation on a Tank Ship

Posted By: Maggie Moon | Ballast Water Treatment, Papers

The IMO has established a timetable by which vessels must be equipped with ballast water treatment systems that meet a prescribed performance standard. Tank ship installations are particularly challenging because ballast piping is typically located in spaces defined by classification society rules as hazardous. These same rules do not...

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Contract Designs for Ballast Water Treatment Systems on Containership R.J. Pfeiffer and Tanker Polar Endeavor

Posted By: Maggie Moon | Analysis, Ballast Water Treatment, Papers

The Great Lakes Ballast Technology Demonstration Project is a joint U.S. and Canadian cooperative project that recently funded three six-month, full-scale design studies of promising ballast water treatment systems. The intent of each study is to fully develop, for a specified “target” vessel, the contract design, and life cycle cost…

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