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TIN news:  Ecochlor announced that it has filed an application with the USCG for Type Approval for their Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS).  Upon USCG approval, the Ecochlor® BWTS aims to extend the range of options for shipowners beyond UV and electrochlorination technologies.
The company explained that, due to a far more stringent set of guidelines, type approval has only been granted to three other BWT Systems worldwide.
The Ecochlor system is not impaired by variations in water salinity, temperature, turbidity, organics or vibration and does not need neutralization at ballast water discharge. The price and size of a chlorine dioxide generator does not vary greatly based on flow rate. As a result, chlorine dioxide generators are much more economically viable over other systems in the treatment of large volumes of water. In addition, the Ecochlor system has one of the lowest power consumption technologies, on the market today.
Tom Perlich, Ecochlor president and founder, commented: “The Ecochlor chemistry works just as effectively now as it did more than 12 years ago with our first installation. The only change was that we reduced the chemical dosage for USCG TA. These fully independent test results clearly indicate that the Ecochlor system will meet and, in most cases, exceed USCG discharge criteria.”
The company said also that DNV GL was selected as Ecochlor’s Independent Laboratory (IL), in order to secure DNV GL classification society approval, simultaneously with USCG Type Approval.

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