Is Your Ballast Water Treatment System Compliant?

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Since the most recent ratification of the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC), all ships traveling in international waters must maintain their ballast water and sediments to certain standards. A method of controlling and eliminating the transfer of harmful marine organisms and pathogens is required with a ballast water treatment system. The ballast water treatment technologies must meet US Coast Guard standards and is enforceable by the Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) a division of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). 

The most recent ratification of a majority of states makes the BWMC enforceable globally with compliant ballast water management systems required on all newly constructed vessels with an implementation scale applying to existing ships. Port State authorities have the right to inspect all vessels for verification of a valid certificate, a ballast water record book and verification of an approved ballast water treatment plan. Port State control officers also have the right to sample a ship’s ballast water to verify an acceptable level of sediments and organisms.

Ballast Water Treatment Technologies

There are a few different methods used to treat ballast water such as chemical use involving chlorination, physical methods such as filtration and ultraviolet (UV) radiation technology.  Chemical use requires the purchase and storing of a large amount of chemicals as well as maintaining the system for effectiveness. Chemicals may cause additional problems with polluting the water and may require additional sanitation steps.

Filtration may catch some harmful organisms such as jellyfish or mussels which can wreak havoc when invading foreign ports although will not catch all toxins, bacteria and viruses. UV technology involves the use of specially designed UVC germicidal lamps which emit precisely the right amount of UV radiation at the proper wavelength.  UV lamps instantly eradicate harmful bacteria and viruses at 254 nm by penetrating the DNA of harmful microorganisms and rendering them unable to replicate.

UV lamps are proven effective in many water treatment systems as well as commercial and industrial air purification applications.  UV ballast water treatment systems are compliant with all regulations, are cost effective and easy to maintain. Be sure to work with an experienced UV lamp supplier for effective sterilization with maximum energy efficiency.

LightSources Offers UVC Germicidal Lamps

The LightSources Group is a leading global supplier and recognized authority on UV lamps and lighting solutions. We offer a wide selection of UV lamps designed for a multitude of applications, including UVC germicidal lamps proven in water and air sterilization applications. We deliver first to market, patented products designed from skilled engineers with an in-depth understanding of UV radiation.

LightSources offers the widest selection of UV lamps and UVC germicidal solutions with custom-designed options available. We partner with OEMs large and small including developers of ballast water treatment systems, to deliver high-performance, long-lasting UV lamp solutions. Contact us to learn more about maintaining a compliant ballast water treatment system with UV lamp technology.

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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.

 

 

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.

Water Sanitation Systems Rely on UV Technology

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Ultraviolet (UV) technology provides powerful water sanitation and sterilization to a multitude of applications around the world.  UVC radiation is highly effective at eliminating viruses, bacteria, fungi, mold spores and harmful microorganisms to provide sanitized water to many industrial applications.  UVC germicidal technology is used to provide safe water to municipalities drinking water systems, water reclamation, ballast water treatment, fish hatcheries, aquaculture and many other water sterilization applications.

Municipalities Utilize UV Water Purification

Municipalities worldwide utilize the powerful germicidal action of UV technology in water purification and reclamation applications.  Towns, cities and rural areas realize the benefits of instant water purification with UVC germicidal lamps, providing safe and clean drinking water for health and wellness of residents.  UV technology provides safe drinking water by eliminating the spread of harmful contaminants including viruses and bacteria, preventing illness.

UV Ballast Water Treatment Systems

Effective ballast water treatment systems are required on all vessels traveling in international waters effective September of 2017.  UV technology is part of an effective water treatment system approved by the U.S. Coast Guard as meeting all requirements of the new Ballast Water Treatment Convention (BWTC).  UVC germicidal lamps are proven to instantly eradicate harmful marine organisms including bacteria, viruses, and live microorganisms which are naked to the human eye. UV technology provides effective water sanitization meeting all BWTC requirements and helping to maintain the sustainability of our planet’s oceans.

Fish Hatcheries and Aquaculture

UV technology promotes healthy marine life at fish hatcheries and in many aquaculture applications, promoting healthy fish and marine life and improving the sustainability of natural water supplies.  Water preserves and aquariums benefit from UV technology which eliminates harmful microorganisms and contaminants including bacteria and viruses providing safe and clean water for marine life.

UVC Germicidal Lamps for Water Purification

The LightSources Group is a leading supplier of UVC germicidal lamps used in air, surface and water sterilization and purification applications.  UVC water purification lamps promote clean, safe and healthy drinking water and water for fish and marine life around worldwide.  LightSources offers UV germicidal solutions for a multitude of applications with patented products which provide long lasting, highly effective and proven UV germicidal solutions.

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.

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.  

High Performance UV Lamps for Ballast Water Treatment Systems

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UVC radiation is a highly effective, proven method of sterilizing and purifying water, air and surfaces.  With the new Ballast Water Treatment Convention, BWTC, that went into full effect last September of 2017, shipping companies are required to maintain an effective system on board their vessel.  Contaminated ballast water is considered to be one of the top 5 threats to the sustainability of the planet’s oceans, as foreign marine organisms are picked up in one port and released in another.

This has wreaked havoc on the fishing industry in many shipping ports and threatened the safety of human life in cases where foreign invaders take over without their natural predators.  Jellyfish have been known to multiply to uncontrollable levels while mussels attach to structures such as dams and bridges causing damage by upsetting the natural ecosystem. UV lamps utilized in ballast water sterilization systems solves this problem with a highly effective and simple to maintain system.

UV Lamps with Powerful Water Sterilization Effects

Ultraviolet technology is proven to sterilize water by instantly killing bacteria, viruses and microorganisms naked to the human eye.  With powerful wavelengths emitted at 254 nanometer, nm, the DNA of these living organisms is immediately altered making them unable to replicate rendering them harmless.

LightSources Offers Patented UV Lamps for Water Treatment

LightSources and our European partner, LightTech, are recognized leaders in the lamp industry with high-tech lighting solutions with innovative products.  We design, engineer and manufacture UVC germicidal lamps found in numerous sterilization processes worldwide.  We offer Low-Pressure Amalgam lamps developed with proprietary technology and Medium Pressure UV, MPUV, lamps which provide the same powerful sterilization in a small footprint.

Our experienced engineers are considered experts on all things related to fluorescent and Ultraviolet technology, delivering first to market products which provide long lasting performance with energy efficiency cost savings.  Due to our high performance lamps, your maintenance costs are reduced with long lasting performance.

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

 

UV Technology Delivers Powerful Water Sterilization

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Ultraviolet (UV) technology delivers powerful water sterilization and purification to a multitude of applications worldwide.  UV radiation effective eliminates bacteria, viruses, fungi, harmful contaminants and microorganisms from water to provide safe water in many industries and processes which include water reclamation, waste water treatment plants, aquaculture and marine hatcheries, shipping industry and ballast water treatment systems, drinking water and municipalities water services.

UV Water Purification Aids Water Reclamation

Water reclamation and waste water treatment plants realize the benefits of UV technology in water purification systems.  Municipalities in cities, towns and rural areas are utilizing the benefits of instant water sterilization with UV germicidal lamps used in effective water treatment systems.

UV water treatment provides safe drinking water in water treatment systems to prevent illness from harmful water contaminants.

Aquaculture and Marine Hatcheries

UV technology is proven to be highly effective at the disinfection of water in fish farms and hatcheries, promoting the health of marine life and the sustainability of our natural water supplies.  Aquariums and water preserves benefit from the effectiveness of UV radiation in eliminating harmful contaminants for healthy marine life.

Ballast Water Treatment Systems

The shipping industry is required to provide effective ballast water treatment systems on board their vessel beginning September of 2017.  UV lamps provide an effective and cost-efficient method of ballast water treatment, proven to eliminate harmful ocean marine life, viruses and bacteria to prevent the spread of disease throughout foreign waters. Maintaining effective ballast water treatment methods is recognized as one of the most important steps to take to preserve our planet’s oceans.

UV technology provides effective water sterilization which is approved by the U.S. Coast Guard for meeting the requirements of the Ballast Water Treatment Convention (BWTC).

LightSources Offers UVC Germicidal Lamps for Water Sterilization

LightSources and our valued European partner, LightTech, provide leading UVC lighting solutions to water purification systems utilized around the globe.

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. 

 

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.

UV Technology Provides Effective Ballast Water Treatment

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New requirements under the Ballast Water Treatment Convention took place last September of 2017 with all ships required to have effective treatment systems on board.  When ships are transporting freight through international waters, they must use ballast water to balance their vessel by picking up water in one port when low on freight and discharging in another port when picking up freight.  This use of ballast water has been identified as one of the greatest threats to the world’s oceans.

When ships pick up sea water they also pick up all the ocean life with it which includes microorganisms, viruses and bacteria.  The problem occurs when this water is released into a new, foreign environment which may not be prepared to control the new invading species.  Cases of invading mussels have practically shut down dams and ports when multiplying and attaching themselves to structures, invading jellyfish have all but destroyed fishing industries making ghost towns out of once thriving fishing ports. 

Due to these very real threats which jeopardize the sustainability of the planet’s oceans, the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) which is a subsidiary of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) began enforcing new standards for ships’ treatment of ballast water which must meet U.S. Coast Guard approval.

UV Germicidal Lamps Provide Effective Ballast Water Treatment

Ultraviolet (UV) light technology is proven to be highly effective at sterilizing water, air and surfaces.  With just seconds of exposure to UV radiation at the optimum wavelength of 254 nanometer (nm), viruses and bacteria are instantly eliminated.  UV germicidal lamps provide effective ballast water treatment methods which are completely safe for human exposure.  UV ballast water treatment provides effective results with U.S. Coast Guard approved methods, are safer than chemical treatment methods as there is no release of chemicals back into the water as with chemical treatment systems.

LightSources Offers UV Lamps for Ballast Water Treatment

LightSources offers UVC germicidal lamps which safely and effective treat ballast water in ships, meeting U.S. Coast Guard approval.  UV treatment of ballast water is safe, effective, and cost-efficient with low maintenance.  Long-lasting UV germicidal lamps from LightSources add value to any germicidal application with high performance and long life.

LightSources is recognized as a leading high-tech lamp manufacturer with in-depth expertise in UV technology.  Contact us today to learn more about our high performing, long lasting and cost-efficient UV germicidal lamps. 

Make Sure Your Ballast Water Treatment System is USCG Approved

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The Ballast Water Treatment Convention is what governs the responsibility of the shipping industry, specifically how ships traveling through international waters treat their ballast water. The Ballast Water Treatment Convention (BWTC) established new standards effective September 2017 to address this issue which is considered one of the greatest threats to our planet’s oceans. The BWTC is enforced by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), a subsidiary of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

According to the most recent BWTC, all ships must be equipped with an effective ballast water treatment system that is approved by the United States Coast Guard (USCG).

The Threat of Ships’ Ballast Water

When ships sail through international waters they hold ocean water in their ballast for balance depending on the weight of their cargo.  When delivering cargo in a foreign port, they will take on ballast water to compensate for the loss of weight and provide balance when sailing to their next destination.  When picking up cargo in one port, they may release their ballast water to allow for the additional weight.

By releasing oceanic water into a foreign port, the ships’ ballast water also releases aquatic organisms which invade the foreign port, often with catastrophic consequences. Lifeforms such as mussels, clams, jellyfish, crabs, and many microorganisms including viruses and bacteria which are naked to the human eye invade foreign waters without the safeguard of their natural predators from their home environment. This allows the invading species to multiply, jeopardizing the health and wellness of fish and aquatic lifeforms and even threatens the health of human life inland.

Invading foreign mussels have nearly shut down dams and power plants when allowed to multiply uncontrollably, causing a great risk to the people living in these areas. Jellyfish have been known to destroy fishing industries when invading foreign ports and without their natural predators can be nearly impossible to eradicate.

There is no question that the terms of the new BWTC are established to protect the environment, the sustainability of our world’s oceans and the people that live near these ports that depend upon the fishing industry for their livelihood.

LightSources Provides Ballast Water Treatment Systems with USCG Approval

The LightSources Group consists of the leading high-tech designers of fluorescent and UV lamps designed to harness powerful UVC radiation which quickly and effectively purifies and sterilizes water, air and surfaces.  Our UVC germicidal lamps are utilized and water purification systems around the globe, providing clean and safe drinking water and improving the environment with healthy, clean and sterilized water. UVC radiation successfully eradicates viruses and bacteria eliminating the risk of foreign invading species taking hold in a new port.

LightSources is dedicated to bringing innovative lamps and lighting solutions to the UVC germicidal industry, with patented products and proprietary technology based on continual research and development. Our Low Pressure (LP) Amalgam lamps provide a compact footprint which is convenient in the tight spaces of the ships ballast area and provides 30 to 35% increased efficiency over comparable lamps. Our Medium Pressure (MPUV) germicidal lamps provide an even more compact footprint which is ideal on smaller ships. We utilize proprietary LongLife™ technology designed for optimum germicidal effectiveness with the most effective wavelength at 254 nanometer (nm).

The LightSources Group is recognized as a leading global supplier of UVC germicidal solutions, improving air and water quality around the globe.  Contact us today to speak with an experienced lighting engineer regarding our superior UVC germicidal lamps for ballast water treatment systems.