EESS LLC helps the US Coast Guard determine new requirements in ballast water safety.

EESS LLC joined with Battelle Memorial Institute to evaluate the costs to the industry of installing a variety of ballast water treatment systems that met or exceeded the latest IMO requirements. A key aspect to this work was evaluating the sufficiency of IV and V techniques available to prove claims of manufacturers. Compliance with the rigorous California standards was found to be very difficult to verify using current technology. The Coast Guard would basically have to accept manufacturers' claims of compliance without verification or reject the practicality of the California standard altogether. Policy issues regarding the regulations ultimately may be affected by the study.



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