Tuesday, February 27

Marine Technology

Types of Ballast Water Treatment Systems
Marine Technology

Types of Ballast Water Treatment Systems

Introduction What is a Ballast Water Treatment System? A Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) is a system designed to remove or neutralize harmful organisms and pathogens that are present in ballast water. Ballast water is water that is taken on board a ship to stabilize it and ensure safe operation. It is then discharged at another location, often in a different part of the world. However, this water may contain harmful organisms such as bacteria, viruses, and various species of plants and animals, which can be detrimental to the marine environment and aquatic ecosystems. Why is it important to treat ballast water? The transfer of harmful aquatic organisms through ballast water has been recognized as a significant environmental issue. These organisms can have devastating effects on marin...