Accession Number:

ADA589870

Title:

Ballast Water Treatment, U.S. Great Lakes Bulk Carrier Engineering and Cost Study. Volume 1: Present Conditions

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

COAST GUARD NEW LONDON CT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Report Date:

2013-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

96.0

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 install and operate ballast water management systems to kill or remove living organisms and develop generalized, installation design and cost estimations, including a land-based alternative to shipboard ballast water treatment. Ballast Water Treatment, U.S. Great Lakes Bulk Carrier Engineering and Cost Study Volume I Present Conditions identifies ballast water practices as related to trading patterns, including an analysis of ballast discharge information with respect to vessel size and type, using information from calendar year 2010. 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 investigate cost associated with treating ballast water ashore. Importantly, this study does not assess the ability of any ballast water management system or practice to kill or remove organisms in ships ballast water.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE