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
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- pool and spa
- drinking water
- many commercial and industrial water treatment applications
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