Ballast Water Treatment Test Facility

Metadata Updated: March 8, 2017

FUNCTION: Provides functionality for the full-scale testing and controlled simulation of ship ballasting operations for assessment of aquatic nuisance species (ANS) treatment in accordance with U.S. and International Protocols. The facility conducts research concerning full-scale treatment, organism viability, and biological efficacy. System fully documents process requirements or treatment scenarios and facilitates developing U.S. requirements for Environmental Technology Verification (ETV).DESCRIPTION: The Ballast Water Treatment Test Facility (BWTTF) includes land-based ballast tanks (150-300m 3 ), test organism injection systems, pumping capacity [HTML_REMOVED]300 m 3 /hr, and in-line pipe sampling.The BWTTFis integrated using an industrial plant SCADA system which provides control and feedback of [HTML_REMOVED]100 valves, 10 pumps, biological subsystems, physiochemical sensors, and test technologies. The BWTTF is sufficiently flexible to allow for the testing of most ballast water treatment systems and also includes a collection tank and waste water treatment capability for management of prepared test waters and treated discharges. Finally, the BWTTF incorporates a fully instrumented microbiology laboratory.INSTRUMENTATION: Three 150-300 m3 test tanks, [HTML_REMOVED]300m 3 /hr seawater pumping capacity, advanced sampling/measurement capability, pectrophotometers, flow cytometry, fluorometer, epifluorescent microscopes, and Honeywell process control.

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Metadata Created Date March 8, 2017
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