LCP Tech Inc

Environmentally Friendly Technologies

Ballast Water

Ships need to carry ballast water for stability and navigational purposes. Ballast water from ships is mainly composed of water, oil and other contaminants. It can be a mixture of water, fuel oil, lube oil, hydraulic oil, oil additives, detergents, chemicals, catalytic fines, soot and sludge. Not only does the ballast water contain these contaminants, it also contains a diversity of living organisms known as invasive marine species. Not all of these transferred organisms will survive in their new surroundings, but some are hardy and have no natural predators in their new environment, and multiply rapidly. Some invasive marine species can become toxic, posing threats to other species, aquaculture stocks, and humans. They have the potential to crowd out native species by reducing the food supply or changing characteristics of the habitat.

From WaterWorld

“Driven by international regulations, the market for ballast water treatment systems is predicted to grow to over $34 billion. …………..Cumulative investments of over $30 billion are expected to be made into ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) over this decade, according to a study recently conducted by Frost & Sullivan. Investments will concern more than 57,000 maritime vessels that will require a ballast water treatment system to be installed during the period 2009-2020, driving massive requirement for system orders.”

LCP Tech Inc has a cost effective treatment system that can separate the oil and other contaminants and at the same time can sterilize the water to prevent non-native aquatic organisms from being discharged.

LCP Tech Treatment System