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

Report Date:

2011-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Properties of Metals and Alloys
  • Marine Engineering
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE