This paper discusses a common aspect of many Fully Type Approved inline ballast water treatment systems. Inline ballast water treatment systems interrupt main ballast water flow with a filtration mechanism.
This introduces operational and commercial challenges for time-critical high ballast dependent ships. Inline systems also treat ballast water in Port, an inconvenient time and place due to various factors in play during port calls. An alternative “second generation” solution is introduced. Treatment in the tanks during ships voyage elegantly avoids operational and commercial risks for high ballast dependent ships. An inTank treatment based on recirculation and active total residual oxidant (TRO) monitoring also introduces the ability to control regrowth.
The best confidence of regulatory compliance with the least impact on vessel operations.