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Monday, May 4, 2020 

Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) manufacturer Desmi has published a new white paper, offering a comparison between ultraviolet (UV) and electrochlorination (EC) technologies.

The paper is intended to provide an overview of the two most prominent BWMS technologies installed on today’s vessels, exploring the benefits and challenges faced by the operators of both types of system.

Highlights in the white paper include:

  • One Operation mode vs Two operation modes
  • Holding time
  • UV treatment
  • Power consumption
  • New BWMS code approvals.

The company says that up to October 2019, close to 10,000 vessels — nearly 10% of the global vessel fleet—had been fitted with a BWMS.

The paper can be downloaded here.

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