With the new requirements of the Ballast Water Treatment Convention (BWTC) nearing this September, shipping companies are scrambling to becoming compliant. The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), a division of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), is enforcing this global effort to keep our planet’s oceans safe and sustainable. Ballast water contamination is recognized as one of the top 5 threats to the sustainability of our global ocean water, threatening our very survival.
Ballast Water is Global Threat to Oceans
Ballast water is used in ships for balance when sailing through the oceans, taking ocean water into their ballast for balance when sailing with a light load after releasing cargo. The problem arises when this oceanic water, from around the globe, is released in another port, thus contaminating the marine life in a completely foreign oceanic ecosystem.
Invasion of foreign marine life has wreaked havoc in shipping ports around the world, where invaders are released with no natural predators in place to control them. Mussels have attached to dams and bridges, shutting down vital water purification systems, jellyfish have multiplied to unsafe levels, and in some cases toxic algae has caused death to native marine life and threatened the health of human inhabitants as well.
UV Treatment Compliant and Effective
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is proven safe and effective for the treatment of ships ballast water, providing compliance to the new standards set forth in the BWTC. UV germicidal lamps are effective and cost-efficient, requiring little maintenance and replacement costs, and no requirements for purchasing or storing chemicals. UV ballast water treatment systems provide a small footprint, saving space on already tight quarters.
LightSources Provides High Performance UV Germicidal Lamps
UV treatment for ballast water is recognized as a powerful sterilization and purification method, eradicating harmful contaminants and organisms from water including bacteria, viruses and micro-organisms. LightSources provides highly effective UV treatment with long lasting proprietary technology utilizing in our Low-Pressure (LP) Amalgam lamps, and Medium Pressure UV (MPUV) lamps.
We have standard lamps or can customize a solution for your needs with our team of highly skilled design engineers and UV radiation experts.
Proven UV Technology Solutions to Ship Manufacturers
LightSources partners with the largest suppliers of ballast water treatment systems, providing proven solutions with cost-effective water treatment systems. Our UVC germicidal lamps use the most effective amount of UV transmission, promoting maximum absorption and completely eradicating microbial organisms.
The LightSources Group represents the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today. Our products are used world-wide in a multitude of applications and industries such as our UV air and water treatment systems, providing industries a way to sterilize and improve the quality of air and water without the need for toxic chemicals. Contact us today to learn more about our UV water treatment solutions.