New White Paper: A comparison of Ballast Water Management Technologies

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This white paper provides an overview of the two most prominent ballast water management (BWMS) technologies installed on today’s vessels - ultraviolet (UV)-based systems and electrochlorination (EC) systems.

It offers a comparison between the two technologies and explores the benefits and challenges faced by their operators.

Some of the highlights in the white paper are:

One Operation mode vs Two operation modes

Holding time

UV treatment

Power consumption

New BWMS code approvals

Up until October 2019, close to 10,000 vessels — nearly 10% of the global vessel fleet—has been fitted with a ballast water management (BWM) system.

According to Clarkson’s World Fleet Register, the most common technologies for BWM are ultraviolet (UV)-based systems and electrochlorination (EC) systems

New White Paper: A comparison of Ballast Water Management Technologies

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