Ballast Water Treatment Systems with USCG Approval

post 110When ships and cargo vessels take on ballast water in one port and release in another, natural ecosystems and fishing industries can be destroyed. Untreated ballast water contains marine organisms that are foreign to the ecosystems in which they are released and is known as one of the greatest threats to the sustainability of the world’s oceans. The Ballast Water Treatment Convention (BWTC) is enforced by the Marine Environmental Protection Committee, MEPC, a division of the International Maritime Organization, IMO. 

The BWTC requires all ships traveling through international waters to maintain an approved ballast water treatment system.  The United States Coast Guard enforces the proper treatment of ballast water and requires any ships taking on or releasing ballast water to meet USCG approval.  Ballast water treatment technologies include ultraviolet (UV) lamp systems, filtration and chlorination.

 

UV Ballast Water Treatment Technology

UV germicidal lamps are used in ballast water treatment systems to emit a powerful UV radiation which is a known water sterilizer.  UV lamps designed to emit UV radiation at a specific wavelength of 254 nm are proven to instantly destroy harmful viruses, bacteria and microorganisms.  When water passes through a UV lamp water sterilization system, UV light instantly alters the DNA of these living organisms and renders them inactive and unable to replicate. 

UV light is used in many water sterilization applications worldwide and is proven to eliminate harmful bacteria naked to the human eye as well as some bacteria that chlorine does not kill.  UVC germicidal lamps deliver powerful UV radiation without the use of harmful chemicals or byproducts. Additional advantages of UV water treatment includes long lasting, germicidal effectiveness with little to no maintenance required.  

 

LightSources Is a Leading Provider of UV Germicidal Lamps

The LightSources Group is a valuable supplier of UV germicidal lamps, offering proven ballast water treatment technology. We partner with OEMs large and small to provide the right type of lamps for your system with custom designed solutions available. Our UVC lamps are proven in water sterilization applications worldwide, providing proven effectiveness in a small footprint.  Our UV germicidal lamps include:

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

 

The LightSources Group is recognized as a leading global supplier of high-tech UV lamps and lighting solutions with vast resources, decades of experience and knowledgeable lighting engineers.  LightSources is certified to ISO9001:2015, maintains a strict quality policy and is dedicated to continual improvement through first to market, patented lighting solutions. Contact us to learn more about our UVC germicidal lamps and lighting solutions.

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Benefits of UV Curing Polymers

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There are a few different methods used for drying polymers in many commercial and industrial applications. Air drying, applying quick drying chemicals and ultraviolet (UV) light are common methods used to dry polymers.  UV curing is becoming more popular as an effective method of curing polymers which provides many benefits. 

UV curing lamps are designed to emit the proper wavelength of UV radiation which causes an instant photochemical reaction to certain polymers. UV light can instantly cure glues, epoxies, polyurethane, lacquers and many polymers. UV curing is  quick and effective providing many cost-saving benefits and advantages over other methods. 

 

UV Curing Provides Advantages over Other Methods

Instant curing – UV curing is instant, which improves cycle times and alleviates bottlenecks in material flow. Secondary operations and packaging are often a bottleneck area for product movement.  With instant UV curing, products can be cured while moving from one station to another for many cost-saving efficiencies.

Consistent process – UV curing dries polymers instantly for a consistent and reliable process. Unlike air drying, there are no irregularities due to evaporation and no chance of dust particles contaminating surfaces while drying. UV lamps improve product quality for less scrapped and returned product. 

No chemical byproducts – unlike application of chemical drying agents, UV curing does not require the use of toxic chemicals providing a safe work environment.

UV curing lamps are in high demand to improve many commercial and industrial processes. Be sure to work with a reputable UV lamp manufacturer to obtain quality lamps for the best return on your investment.

 

LightSources Offers Proven UV Curing Solutions

The LightSources Group is a leading manufacturer providing UV lamp solutions to a multitude of industries. Our UV curing lamps are utilized worldwide and are recognized for high quality and longer-lasting performance over comparable products. We provide patented, first to market UV lamp solutions with custom-designed options available.

The LightSources Group is a leading global supplier of high tech lamp and lighting solutions.  We provide first to market, advanced lighting technology with an in-depth knowledge and expertise in UV radiation.  Contact us to learn more about our UV lamp solutions including UV curing lamps.

UV Ballast Water Treatment Is US Coast Guard Approved

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The Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) was ratified by Finland in 2016 with the final votes of States necessary to enforce international compliance.  While the United States is not a party to the BWMC, the US follows even stricter regulations. Any ship which discharges ballast water in United States waters must maintain a ballast water treatment system approved by the US Coast Guard.

How Ships’ Ballast Water Systems Work

Ships use a ballast water system to maintain ideal buoyancy and balance when traveling through open water and one loading or unloading cargo.  A large ship will have the capacity to hold millions of gallons of water in their ballast water system. The problem occurs when ships pick up water in one port and discharge in a foreign port, also discharging microorganisms and Marine sea creatures which invade the foreign ports without natural predators. 

Exchanging untreated ballast water is recognized as one of the top four greatest threats to the sustainability of the world’s oceans.  Invading marine organisms have had catastrophic results on fishing ports, devastating natural ecosystems and economies the communities depend upon. For example, invading zebra mussels multiplied to uncontrollable levels clogging underwater equipment in Lake St. Clair when discharged into the Great Lakes from ballast water in 1988. This incident caused an estimated $7 billion in damages.

 

UV Ballast Water Systems Offer Many Advantages

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is proven to have highly effective germicidal properties, with UVC germicidal lamps used worldwide in surface, water and air sterilization systems. UV ballast water treatment systems offer many advantages over other treatment technologies such as filtration or chemical use. UV ballast water treatment technology is approved by the US Coast Guard and offers the following benefits.

  • Minimal maintenance required – UV water treatment systems are simple to install and maintain. Chemical treatment systems require purchasing, storing and disposing of harmful chemicals which can be toxic and require additional treatments. Filtration systems do not catch microscopic organisms naked to the human eye and will often get clogged up quickly.  
  • Proven effective – UV radiation is proven to be highly effective at eliminating bacteria, viruses and harmful microorganisms regardless of water temperature or salinity.
  • Safety  – UVC radiation eliminates harmful contaminants with germicidal effectiveness that is safe to humans and produces no harmful byproducts.
  • Compact  UV germicidal lamps support compact water treatment systems with a small footprint and maybe custom designed for specific requirements.

 

LightSources Offers UVC Germicidal Lamps for Water Treatment Systems

The LightSources Group is recognized worldwide for providing high quality fluorescent and ultraviolet lamps and lighting solutions.  We offer a wide selection UV lamps including Low Pressure Amalgam lamps and Medium Pressure UV lamps developed with proprietary technology. The lighting engineers at the LightSources Group represents the leading high-tech lamp designers available in the industry, offering custom-designed and solutions including custom phosphor blends to meet your disinfection requirements. 

The LightSources Group offers decades of experience, tight quality control and engineers with in-depth knowledge in developing effective germicidal solutions. Our UVC germicidal lamps are proven in air, water and surface sterilization applications worldwide. Contact us to learn how our UVC germicidal lamps benefit ballast water systems.

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.

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.