Accession Number : ADA589362
Title : Ballast Water Treatment, U.S. Great Lakes Bulk Carrier Engineering and Cost Study. Volume 2: Analysis of On-Board Treatment Methods, Alternative Ballast Water Management Practices, and Implementation Costs
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : COAST GUARD NEW LONDON CT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Personal Author(s) : Wren, Reginald ; Johnson, Mike ; Barczak, Nicholas ; Waterhouse, John ; Lewandowski, M J
Report Date : Nov 2013
Pagination or Media Count : 242
Abstract : The intent of this study is to investigate the design and ballast water management (BWM) practices of US flag vessels operating solely within the Great Lakes; assess the potential for these vessels to treat their ballast water to kill or remove living organisms; and develop a generalized evaluation of the engineering and cost issues associated with installing a BWM System.. Ballast Water Treatment, U.S. Great Lakes Bulk Carrier Engineering and Cost Study Volume I: Present Conditions identifies present ballast water practices as related to trading patterns, including an analysis of ballast discharge information with respect to vessel size and type. The study selects five vessels that best represent the full range of U. S. flag Laker trade (including voyage patterns and vessel types). In Ballast Water Treatment, U.S. Great Lakes Bulk Carrier Engineering and Cost Study Volume II: Analysis of On-Board Treatment Methods, Alternative Ballast Water Management Practices, and Implementation Costs, we examine the costs to outfit and operate four of the five vessels with installed ballast water treatment systems, and also, for comparison, investigate potential costs associated with treating ballast water ashore.
Descriptors : *BALLAST , *WATER TREATMENT , BULK MATERIALS , CARGO SHIPS , COMPARISON , COSTS , ENGINEERING , GREAT LAKES , MANAGEMENT , ONBOARD
Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE