Increasing environmental pressure on shipping World-wide means an ever increasing requirement to ensure any discharges from vessels are safe from harmful pathogens and do not contain alien species that may contaminate the local marine ecosystem.
There are two areas of primary concern:
- Sewage discharges
- Ballast Water discharges
Both these areas are subject to stringent regulatory control either by international legislation such the IMO MARPOL regulations, or by national or local governmental control.
Aquionics UV systems, with their powerful, reliable and chemical free disinfection performance are helping ship owners and operators to meet these regulations. Output from on-board sewage plant can be treated by passing through a Aquionics UV system before being discharge overboard.
For treatment of ballast water, Aquionics UV systems are used in conjunction with filtration systems to remove or destroy organisms in the water during ballasting and de-ballasting.
Advantages of Aquionics UV for marine disinfection applications are:
- Chemical free
- Destroys all organisms
- Simple maintenance
- Small footprint
- Reliable, well-proven technology.