Ballast water management is designed to minimize the risks associated with discharging aquatic invasive species that are harmful to the coastal areas and are the result of ballast water transfers. The ballast water management system has to be effective across a broad range of vessel operating conditions and not have any negative impact on the safety of the vessel, shipboard personnel, or the environment.
These systems have to meet the standards of international protocols. They must be scrutinized under various flow rates, aquatic organisms, environmental conditions, retention times, and volume.
Because of such a broad range of factors being associated with the process of ballast water treatment there have been various treatment methods developed, and are continually being developed, fo...Read More