Summary Report: Audits of Ballast Water Treatment Systems

  title={Summary Report: Audits of Ballast Water Treatment Systems},
  author={George K. Roderick},
Abstract : The development of ballast water treatment (BWT) technologies is at a very early stage. Many of the proposed BWT technologies have had limited laboratory testing and only a few have been tested aboard ships. Many others are still in the conceptual stage. In order to gain a better understanding of BWT technology development the U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center (USCG RDC) initiated an audit program designed to evaluate the efficacy of promising treatment systems. The… CONTINUE READING