Accession Number : ADA613422
Title : Ballast Water Treatment Corrosion Scoping Study
Descriptive Note : Interim rept.
Corporate Author : COAST GUARD NEW LONDON CT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Personal Author(s) : Lysogorski, Diane ; Weather, Brandice ; Wier, Timothy ; Newbauer, Theresa
Report Date : Oct 2011
Pagination or Media Count : 36
Abstract : The major emphasis of ballast water treatment research has been on the performance of treatment on marine organisms. Most treatment systems use active substances (chemicals) to disinfect ballast water. A potential side-effect of these disinfectants is an increase in corrosion rates. The US Coast Guard needs to understand the implications of ballast water treatment on corrosion of vessel s materials. This report represents Phase 1: Corrosion Scoping Study of the project. It contains a literature review that identifies both existing treatment technologies and available corrosion data.
Descriptors : *BALLAST TANKS , *CORROSION , *WATER TREATMENT , AQUATIC ORGANISMS , BALLAST , CHLORINATION , DEOXYGENATION , DISINFECTION , FRESH WATER , LITERATURE SURVEYS , PITTING , SEA WATER
Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys
Water Pollution and Control
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE