Assessment of didecyldimethylammonium chloride as a ballast water treatment method.

@article{Slooten2015AssessmentOD,
  title={Assessment of didecyldimethylammonium chloride as a ballast water treatment method.},
  author={Cees van Slooten and Louis Peperzak and Anita G. J. Buma},
  journal={Environmental technology},
  year={2015},
  volume={36 1-4},
  pages={435-49}
}
Ballast water-mediated transfer of aquatic invasive species is considered a major threat to marine biodiversity, marine industry and human health. A ballast water treatment is needed to comply with International Maritime Organization (IMO) ballast water discharge regulations. Didecyldimethylammonium chloride (DDAC) was tested for its applicability as a ballast water treatment method. The treatment of the marine phytoplankton species Tetraselmis suecica, Isochrysis galbana and Chaetoceros… CONTINUE READING