BallastMaster marineX, powered by Trojan Marinex
BallastMaster marineX is a product of a partnership with Trojan Technologies to market and sell Trojan Marinex ballast water treatment systems.
The BallastMaster marineX is a highly efficient mechanical and physical system for treating ballast water in a large range of capacities, with higher capacities achievable by placing multiple units in parallel. The 2-stage system combines mechanical pre-filtration with subsequent disinfecting of the ballast water by UV-C lamps.
Initial cleaning by mechanical filtration
During ballasting, a mechanical filtration process removes large organisms and sedimentary particles. This prevents particle deposits from accumulating in the ballast water tanks and also enables optimal results in the second stage, the ballast water disinfecting. The automatic backwash thoroughly cleans the filter, ensuring relentless treatment and longer run times.
Disinfection by means of UV-C
In the second stage, the pre-filtered ballast water is disinfected by UV-C radiation. As the water flows through the array of TrojanUV Solo Lamps™, microorganisms are inactivated. During deballasting, water bypasses filtration and is again directed through the UV chamber for treatment.
Robust type approval
BallastMaster marineX is on course for USCG type approval. The product suite is IMO type approved and has received USCG Alternate Management System (AMS) acceptance for all water qualities: freshwater, brackish water and marine water.
GEA BallastMaster marineX
The benefits at a glance:
Physical process, no chemicals used
No by-product formation
Treatment integration provides filter redundancy
Use of corrosion-resistant materials
TrojanUV Solo Lamp™ technology
High UV output suitable for poor water quality
Automatic lamp sleeve cleaning
Low power requirements
Continuous, uninterrupted operation
Explosion-proof version available
Compact footprint with installation flexibility for both new builds and retrofits
At the forefront of the USCG type approval pipeline
Testing was conducted in accordance with United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Ballast Water Protocol
The ETV protocol is a key testing requirement for systems to obtain USCG type approval
System tested under very challenging water quality conditions (low UV transmittance)