BALLAST WATER TREATMENT
Many large shipping vessels such as container ships, military vessels and cruise liners use enormous amounts of ballast water for balancing their loads and therefore ensuring high levels of stability when they are at sea.
Ballast water carried by ships will contain organisms and pathogens commonly found where that water was loaded that could be harmful or invasive to native flora and fauna where the ballast water is later pumped out.
As global shipping traffic increases and environmental science highlights the potentially destructive impact of these practices, ballast water treatment regulations have been introduced to address the problem. UV based water treatment systems take up relatively little space making them ideal for retro fitting into existing engineering hold space.
On-board UV technology is proven to be a safe, commercially viable and environmentally-friendly method of treating ballast water, helping to render pathogens unable to replicate. This helps to protect ecosystems around the world without the use of additional harmful chemicals.
Q&A on Ballast Regulations