Engineering development of equipment for ballast water treatment by filtration technology for international convention on IMO

Takeshi Shinoda, Jun Ichi Uozumi

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Abstract

International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments in 2004. This convention requires the strict standard for discharge of ballast water performance described as D-2 regulation, but many technical problems in developing ballast water management systems remain to be solved to keep the D-2 regulation. Most developed equipment for ballast water treatment are based on chemical treatment, but it could be feared that the chemical substances cause some marine environment risks due to residual chemical ones in the discharged ballast water. Our developed equipment for the ballast water treatment is based on filtration technology by the combination of spring filter and diatomite as physical treatment. We expect that this technology would become one of practical measures for environmental-friendly ballast water treatment not to use of chemical ones.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st (2011) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE-2011
Pages912-917
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Sep 19 2011
Event21st International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE-2011 - Maui, HI, United States
Duration: Jun 19 2011Jun 24 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
ISSN (Print)1098-6189
ISSN (Electronic)1555-1792

Other

Other21st International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE-2011
CountryUnited States
CityMaui, HI
Period6/19/116/24/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Shinoda, T., & Uozumi, J. I. (2011). Engineering development of equipment for ballast water treatment by filtration technology for international convention on IMO. In Proceedings of the 21st (2011) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE-2011 (pp. 912-917). (Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference).