The new Ballast Water Treatment Convention recently took effect on September 8, 2017 updating regulatory requirements enforced by the Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC), a division of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The new regulations aim to control the spread of aquatic invasive species from one region to another in the ballast water of international ships, which has wreaked havoc on many ecosystems around the world.
With new global regulations enforced just last month, shipping companies are expected to have an effective ballast water treatment system as the spread of harmful organisms in ships’ ballast water is proven to be one of the largest threats to the sustainability of our Planet’s oceans.
The LightSources group recognizes the importance of ballast water clear from disease and harmful organisms, and has developed highly effective and cost-efficient ultraviolet ballast water treatment systems meeting US Coast Guard approval. With our global partners, the LightSources group has presence on three continents making us well positioned as a key global supplier of industrial UV germicidal water treatment systems.
Advantages of UV Ballast Water Treatment Systems
UV ballast water treatment systems provide many advantages over alternative methods, such as chemical treatment of water. With UV germicidal lamps, eradicating harmful organisms requires no harsh chemicals such as chlorine treatment systems that can often require a second treatment to remove harmful residue. There is no need to store an inventory of harmful chemicals and disperse them into the very water we are aiming to protect.
UV germicidal lamps are proven highly effective with very low maintenance, especially UV germicidal lamps from the LightSources group. We utilize proprietary technology to develop our patented products offering a wide variety of UV germicidal lamps, adaptable to virtually any UV germicidal ballast water treatment system.
LightSources and our affiliated companies comprise the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today. We offer standard lamps and components as well as customized products providing high-quality solutions to meet our partner’s unique needs. Contact us today to speak to one of our expert engineers for assistance with developing and designing your approved ballast water treatment system.