US Coast Guard Approved Ballast Water Treatment System

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According to the Ballast Water Treatment Convention all ships are prohibited from discharging untreated ballast water into US waters.  The International Maritime Organization (IMO) enforces the Convention through the Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) with all ships required to have approved ballast water treatment systems on board based on an international implementation schedule. The schedule depends on the construction date of the vessel and the ballast water capacity.

Untreated ballast water is recognized as one of the greatest threats to the world’s oceans when ships pick up water in one port and drop that same ballast water in foreign ports.  The contaminated ballast water contains marine organisms such as mussels or jellyfish which are known to take over when released into foreign waters without their natural predators. This has been known to threaten the functionality of dams, power plants and has completely destroyed ecosystems and fishing industries.  

UV Ballast Water Treatment Systems Meet USCG Approval

UV radiation is proven in water treatment systems to successfully eliminate viruses, bacteria and harmful contaminants. UVC germicidal lamps emit UVC radiation at the optimum wavelength to instantly penetrate the cells of these living viruses and render them unable to replicate which completely eliminates any risk of infestation. UV radiation is a very simple and safe method of effective water sterilization.  

The LightSources Group offers a wide selection of UVC germicidal lamps proven in water purification and sterilization applications such as:

  • ballast water treatment systems
  • municipalities water treatment systems
  • fish hatcheries
  • water reclamation
  • life-sciences
  • pool and spa
  • aquaculture
  • drinking water
  • many commercial and industrial water treatment applications

The LightSources Group is recognized as an authority on UV radiation with experienced engineers knowledgeable in all areas of UV technology. Our low-pressure Amalgam lamps provide highly effective germicidal solutions with up to 35% more efficiency over comparable lamps. We offer medium pressure UV germicidal lamps proven for superior germicidal effectiveness.  

The LightSources Group designs, engineers and manufacturers high-performance UV lamps and lighting solutions. We provide high tech solutions, custom designed lamps, bases components prototypes and full OEM support. Contact us to learn more about our UVC germicidal lamps solutions used in water and air treatment systems worldwide.

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UVC Lamps for Ballast Water Treatment Systems

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UVC germicidal lamps are proven effective in many water sterilization applications including ballast water treatment systems.  The Ballast Water Treatment Convention is enforced by the Marine Environment Protection Committee and requires all ships to maintain an approved ballast water treatment method. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is an effective method of water sterilization approved by the US Coast Guard.

UV water treatment systems provide many benefits over other methods such as chemical use and filtration.  With a UVC water sterilization system, there is no requirement to purchase or store chemicals which continually costs money, takes up space and may leave harmful by products in the ocean or freshwater source.  UVC lamps can be specially designed to operate in confined spaces to provide an effective, approved water treatment method on smaller vessels.

LightSources Offers UVC Lamps for Water Sterilization

The LightSources Group is known for providing high-performance, high-quality UV lamps and lighting solutions. Our UVC germicidal lamps are used in water, surface and air sterilization systems worldwide. We design, engineer and manufacture UVC lamps proven to outlast and outperform comparable lamps. We offer OEM oriented solutions with custom-designed products, vast resources and exceptional customer support.

Our UV lamps for ballast water treatment systems are proven to eliminate harmful microorganisms, bacteria and aquatic viruses naked to the human eye. UV water treatment systems kill viruses and bacteria that chlorine doesn’t and prevents the spread and infestation of harmful invading aquatic species.  

Our UVC lamps for sterilization systems include low pressure Amalgam lamps designed with proprietary technology to deliver 30% – 35% improved efficiency over comparable lamps.  Our medium pressure UV lamps deliver powerful germicidal effectiveness with an even smaller footprint.

LightSources in the United States and LightTech in Europe are recognized as the leading high-tech lamp designers offering cutting-edge, innovative solutions. Our skilled engineers provide custom and prototype products designed to your specifications for any UV lamp application. Contact us to speak with an engineer about our UVC germicidal lamps for water sterilization including ballast water treatment systems.

 

 

UVC Germicidal Lamps for Ballast Water Treatment Systems

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UVC germicidal lamps are proven to be highly effective at sterilizing water, air and surfaces. The recent Ballast Water Treatment Convention, BWTC, requires all shipping companies to maintain an effective ballast water treatment system on board their vessel. When ships pick up ballast water in one port and release it in a foreign port, marine organisms are known to wreak havoc when invading foreign waters.

Marine organisms such as jellyfish and mussels are known to multiply to uncontrollable levels, ruining shipping industries and threatening human safety.  Many of these marine organisms are controlled in their natural environment but become dangerous when upsetting the natural ecosystem. Contaminated ballast water is recognized as one of the top five threats to the sustainability of our world’s oceans.

Ultraviolet (UV) technology is proven to sterilize water and eliminate harmful marine organisms such as jellyfish, mussels, viruses, bacteria and microorganisms naked to the human eye.  UVC radiation emitted at 254 nanometer (nm) is proven effective at altering the DNA of these living organisms and rendering them harmless. Using the right type of UVC germicidal lamps in your ballast water treatment system is critical to provide the right sterilization and performance.

LightSources Offers High-Performance UVC Germicidal Lamps

The LightSources Group consists of LightSources in the United States and China, LightTech in Europe and our valued partners LCD Lighting, Cerlux and Voltarc.  Our vast global resources combined with a skilled design and engineering team experienced in UVC radiation allows us to offer the most effective germicidal lamp solutions.  

We offer a wide selection of UVC germicidal products and offer custom designed solutions to meet your specifications. We provide UVC germicidal lamps in low-pressure Amalgam design developed with proprietary technology for longer lasting effectiveness.  Our medium pressure UV (MPUV) lamps deliver powerful UVC germicidal sterilization with a small footprint.

LightSources and our valued partner companies are recognized for producing superior lamps and lighting solutions, providing high-tech UV lamps and innovative products.  Contact us today to learn more about our high performance, low cost UV lamps for ballast water treatment systems.

UVC Germicidal Lamp Ballasts Make the Difference

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Selecting the right type of lamp ballasts for UVC germicidal lamps is extremely important in determining lamp performance.  Germicidal lamps are active elements in electrical circuits as opposed to passive elements such as inductors, capacitors and resistors. Germicidal lamps, in contrast are active elements because they generate harmonic and transient voltage and current.

Germicidal lamps exhibit a unique characteristic with the voltage decreasing when the current increases. This is referred to as negative AC resistance which makes gas discharge devices inherently unstable. The current would increase without limit once turned on without circuit elements maintaining and restoring operation. These circuit elements are typically called ballasts, which are critical components on UVC germicidal lamps.

LightSources and LightTech Offer High Quality and Custom Ballasts

LightSources in the United States and LightTech in Europe are recognized global leaders in the lamp and lighting industry.  The LightSources Group offers a true systems approach with electronic ballasts that match your lamps, customized to your specifications.  Our experienced UVC germicidal engineers are the best in the business, providing clients with high quality, high efficiency, maximum germicidal effectiveness.

We offer a wide selection of UVC lamp products and styles in high efficiency, lightweight, high-power variations.  We understand the technology behind each UVC germicidal application, offering effective solutions for water, air and surface sterilization systems.  Our engineers will custom design UVC germicidal lamps to meet your specifications, with specialty phosphor blend technology and skilled design experience.

All products are manufactured following strict quality policies compliant to ISO quality regulations. We are committed to your success with exceptional customer service and ongoing support.

LightSources and LightTech represent the leading global suppliers of high-tech, high performance UVC germicidal solutions. We offer a wide range of UV lamps and components with custom designed solutions to meet your specifications. Contact us to learn how to achieve maximum germicidal effectiveness with energy efficient UVC lamp solutions.

Powerful Water Sterilization with UV Technology

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Advancements in ultraviolet (UV) technology provide powerful sterilization to air, surface and water treatment applications.  UV radiation is proven to effectively eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and microorganisms from water with safe treatment methods.  UV water sterilization is used in a number of water treatment processes such as:

  • Water reclamation
  • Aquaculture
  • Water treatment plants
  • Ballast water in ships
  • Municipalities water treatment
  • Drinking water
  • Food and beverage

UV radiation is used to eliminate harmful contaminants in these applications and many others.

UV Technology for Water Reclamation

Waste water treatment plants and water reclamation facilities benefit from UV radiation from UV germicidal lamps.  UV germicidal lamps are used to sterilize water to kill germs and prevent illness.

Marine Hatcheries and Aquaculture

Marine hatcheries and fish farms utilize the power of UV water sterilization to keep their fish and marine life healthy and free from viruses.  Water preserves and aquariums realize many benefits from UV germicidal lamps which eliminate harmful marine microorganisms.

UV Lamps Treat Ballast Water in Ships

The shipping industry is required to treat ballast water in ships traveling to foreign ports to eliminate the spread of disease through contaminated water.  Eliminating the threat of transporting harmful marine organisms such as poisonous jellyfish or invading mussels is one of the most important things we can do to provide sustainability to the world’s oceans. UV ballast water treatment systems are approved by the U.S. Coast Guard and proven to be safe and effective.

LightSources Provides UVC Germicidal Lamps for Water Sterilization

UVC germicidal lamps by LightSources are proven in a multitude of applications worldwide. The LightSources Group is recognized as the leading, high-tech lamp manufacturer offering custom designed lamp solutions which meet your specifications.  

The LightSources Group consists of the world’s leading high-tech lamp designers and engineers available.  We are dedicated to continual improvement through research and development to deliver cutting edge, innovative lamp products that outperform the competition.  Contact us today to learn more about our UV germicidal lamp solutions for water purification solutions.

USCG Approved Ballast Water Treatment System

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Does your ballast water treatment system meet USCG standards?  According to the Ballast Water Treatment Convention, BWTC, ships are not allowed to dump ballast water from one port into another without utilizing a USCG approved ballast water treatment system.  Treating the ballast water of ships is considered one of the most important things we can do to protect the sustainability of our world’s oceans, which is why the BWTC is enforced by the International Maritime Organization, IMO, and the Marine Environmental Protection Committee, MEPC.

The advantages of UV water sterilization are considerable and meet with USCG approval of ballast water treatment methods.

UV Sterilization of Ballast Water

UV technology is proven to be highly effective at sterilizing water, air and surfaces, eradicating harmful viruses, bacteria, and aquamarine microorganisms naked to the human eye.  UVC radiation is an effective and cost efficient water treatment method to eliminate these dangerous invaders. UVC germicidal lamps developed with effective 254 nanometer (nm) output provide long lasting sterilization effectiveness with little to no maintenance require and no harmful chemicals to store or dispose of.

LightSources Offers UVC Germicidal Lamps

The LightSources Group is a leading global supplier of proven UVC germicidal solutions, offering UVC lamps for a wide range of sterilization applications. We are recognized for delivering first to market patented products developed with proprietary technology, to offer maximum effectiveness and energy efficiency.  Our engineers understand the technology behind all UV radiation applications, with in-depth experience in developing custom solutions for UVC germicidal applications.

We provide UVC lamps for ballast water treatment systems which provide optimum effectiveness with a small footprint.  We offer a wide range of UVC germicidal lamps including:

  • Low Pressure (LP) Amalgam lamps
  • Medium Pressure UV (MPUV) lamps
  • Ozone producing UV germicidal lamps

The LightSources Group is dedicated to delivering UV solutions with maximum effectiveness, long life and energy efficiency.  We design, engineer and manufacture UV lamps utilized across a broad range of applications worldwide. Contact us to speak with an engineer and learn more about our water sterilization solutions including USCG approved ballast water treatment systems.

UV Radiation Delivers Powerful Germ Killing Disinfection

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Ultraviolet (UV) radiation delivers powerful germ killing disinfection in many surface, air and water purification applications worldwide.  UV technology is proven to instantly and effectively kill germs, viruses, bacteria and harmful contaminants immediately upon exposure. UV radiation is used in a multitude of germ killing applications including many water sterilization functions such as:

  • Municipalities drinking water
  • Shipping industry
  • Aquaculture
  • Waste water treatment

Sterilization of Drinking Water in Municipalities

Municipalities treat drinking water with UV sterilization systems to effectively eradicate parasites and bacteria which cause illness.  UV water treatment systems ensure that water is safe for human consumption by eliminating harmful contaminants without hazardous chemical byproducts.

UV Water Treatment for the Shipping Industry

UV water treatment is becoming increasingly popular with the most recent Ballast Water Treatment Convention, which requires all vessels sailing in international waters to have an approved ballast water treatment system on board.  UV technology is proven to be an effective method of sterilizing harmful ballast water, which is recognized as one of the largest threats to the sustainability of the world’s oceans.  Shipping companies that utilize UV ballast water treatment methods will be compliant to new regulations while contributing to a safer environment, with effective and cost-efficient sterilization solutions.

UV Treatment for Aqua Culture

UV treatment of water for aqua culture purposes provides a safe and effective way to sterilize water for improved health and well being of marine life.  UV aqua culture treatment systems promote successful fish reserves, hatcheries for healthy fish and marine life.

Wastewater Treatment

UV water purification is useful in wastewater and water reclamation applications to provide safe water for human use in rural areas, cities, villages, towns and farms. UV water sterilization is proven highly effective and safe with no chemical residue.  

UV sterilization is proven to be safe and effective in these and many other water purification applications worldwide, providing effective and efficient germ killing power.  UV radiation provides safe and effective sterilization combined with cost saving efficiencies, as high performance UVC germicidal lamps require minimal maintenance and last for years before requiring replacement.

LightSources and our valued partners consist of the leading high-tech lamp designers and manufactures available today.  We provide effective and efficient lamp and lighting solutions with powerful UV radiation in long lasting, high performance lamps. Contact us today to learn more about our UVC germicidal solutions for effective sterilization with air, water and surface treatment systems.

Effective Ballast Water Treatment Methods

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With the most recent regulations for the Ballast Water Treatment Convention taking effect last fall of 2017, all ships are required to have an approved ballast water treatment system on board their vessel.  When ships use ballast water while traveling through international waters, they take on ocean water in one port and release it in another. This transfer of ballast water is viewed as one of the largest threats to our planet’s oceans.

When ships release water from one port into a foreign port, aquamarine microorganisms including dangerous bacteria, viruses and foreign life forms often invade the new port with catastrophic results.  Invading species are free to take hold in new waters without their natural predators and will often replicate uncontrollably shutting down fishing ports and devastating entire towns. Once thriving fishing town are turned into ghost towns leaving the waters contaminated and the human population without a livelihood.  

The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) is a subsidiary of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and enforces the new Ballast Water Treatment Convention (BWTC) which sets the standards for how ships treat their ballast water.  All ballast water treatment systems must have an approved treatment system on board that meets U.S. Coast Guard approval.

UVC Germicidal Lamps for U.S. Coast Guard Approved Treatment Systems

UVC germicidal lamps provide powerful water sterilization which meets U.S. Coast Guard Approval for the new Ballast Water Treatment Convention. Ultraviolet, specifically UVC, radiation is proven to quickly and effectively eradicate all viruses and bacteria in water sterilization applications.  UVC germicidal lamps are used worldwide to disinfect water, surfaces and air in sterilization systems.  UVC radiation emitted at 254 nm is most effective at eradicating all harmful contaminants immediately upon exposure, for fast sterilization in mere seconds.

LightSources is a leading global supplier of high performance UVC germicidal lamps which meet all sterilization requirements with long lasting effectiveness.  We offer a wide selection of standard lamps with custom designed solutions available in any shape, size or UVC output. We understand the technology behind the UVC radiation, offering the most effective solution for your application.

LightSources is recognized worldwide as a leading high-tech lamp manufacturer with vast expertise in UV technology.  We offer a wide selection of standard germicidal lamps with custom designed solutions available. Contact us today to learn more about our high performance UVC germicidal lamps.  

Ballast Water Treatment Convention New Rules

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The new requirements for the Ballast Water Treatment Convention (BWTC) took effect last September of 2017, with the main goal of establishing procedures for how ships treat their ballast water.  The BWTC is enforced by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), which is a subsidiary group of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Ballast water in ships has been determined to be one of the greatest threats to the sustainability of our world’s oceans.

When ships travel from one port to another and release ballast water from a completely different region, invasive marine organisms often spread to uncontrollable levels wreaking havoc on the fishing industry and even the health and livelihood of residents living in the area.  With new rules for the BWTC, all ships are to have a U.S. Coast Guard approved ballast water treatment system.

UV Germicidal Ballast Water Treatment System

Ultraviolet, UV, radiation is proven highly effective at eradicating harmful contaminants such as viruses, bacteria and microorganisms from water, air and surfaces.  The LightSources Group offers UVC germicidal lamps in various sizes and shapes to meet even compact design of smaller vessels. UV technology quickly and effectively eliminates the threat of aquatic viruses even naked to the human eye.

With UV ballast water treatment systems, UVC germicidal lamps eliminate the threat of spreading disease with no need for chemicals.  Purchasing, storing and disposing of chemicals used to treat water can result in further environmental contamination and requires additional costs, storage space and time to manage.  With long lasting UVC germicidal lamps, ballast water is treated effectively with little to no maintenance required.  

The LightSources Group Offers UVC Germicidal Lamps

The LightSources Group offers highly effective, proven UVC germicidal lamps for use in air, surface and water treatment systems.  We provide custom designed germicidal solutions with proprietary technology.  Our Low Pressure Amalgam lamps perform with improved efficiency of 30% to 35% when compared to similar lamps, with the benefit of a small footprint for ease of use in limited spaces.   We offer Medium Pressure UV germicidal lamps (MPUV) which also provide highly effective germicidal solutions in an even smaller footprint.

The LightSources Group is the leading expert on UV germicidal lamp solutions with vast resources and in-depth knowledge of UV radiation.  We offer germicidal solutions from skilled and experienced engineers, providing prototype solutions and custom designed lamps. Contact us to speak with an engineer about our highly effective, cost-efficient UVC germicidal lamp solutions.  

UV Solutions for Ballast Water Treatment Requirements

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The Ballast Water Treatment Convention (BWTC) is a worldwide agreement enforced by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC).  The MEPC is a subsidiary of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and is enforcing new standards globally for the way that ships treat and manage their ballast water.  Effective on September 8, 2017, new regulations went into effect that require all ships traveling in international waters to provide adequate treatment systems for their ballast water.

Ships use water in the ballast of their ships for balance when traveling through the seas. They will pick up water in one port after leaving cargo, and release in another port when picking up cargo.  This transfer of ocean water from one area to another is wreaking havoc on marine life and the ecosystem in which foreign organisms are deposited into a port thousands of miles from their origination.  These invading marine organisms can thrive without their natural predators.  Invading jellyfish have shut down once thriving fishing ports, mussels have attached to structures and dams threating the health and safety of people on the shore.

Improper use and disposal of ballast water has been identified as one of the greatest threats to the sustainability of our planet’s oceans.

UV Treatment of Ballast Water Proven Safe and Effective

Ultraviolet (UV) technology is proven highly effective at sterilizing and purifying water, air and surfaces in a multitude of applications.  UV technology quickly eradicates threatening microorganisms and invasive species in water within seconds of exposure.  UV exposure eliminates these pollutants without the use of chemicals which provides the benefits of low maintenance as opposed to purchasing, storing and disposing of potentially harmful chemicals.

LightSources Provides Long Lasting UV Ballast Water Treatment Systems

LightSources is a leading supplier of UV water and air purification systems, offering patented products developed with proprietary technology resulting from extensive research and development.  Our Low-Pressure Amalgam Lamps provide effective water sterilization and require a small footprint.  Our Medium Pressure UV (MPUV) lamps are equally effective also with a small footprint.

The LightSources Group is recognized as a leading global supplier of UV germicidal lamps for air, water and surface sterilization solutions.  We are the leading high-tech lamp developer offering first to market, innovative lighting solutions.  Contact us today to learn more about our highly effective and cost-efficient UV germicidal lamps.