ViganTOC EventsVan AalstPort of South LouisianaCleveland Cascades LtdPort of Stockton
  • Bühler GmbH
  • Vigan
  • Telestack
  • Cleveland Cascades Ltd
  • Cimbria
  • Port of Stockton

BIO-UV Group designs new M-Series BWTS

BIO-UV Group designs new M-Series BWTS

(Posted on 01/07/21)

BIO UV Group has designed a new series of BIO-SEA ballast water treatment system compatible with flow rate requirements of up to more than 2100m3/h.

The new M-Series BWTS incorporates a novel reactor arrangement designed to increase the flow rate capacity of existing technology without the need for any manifolds.

“This is a huge development in ballast water treatment,” said Xavier Deval, Business Director – BIO-SEA, BIO-UV Group. “With the M-Series we see a significant benefit in terms of size, capacity and installation simplicity. A manifold-free design allows shipowners to optimise installation time and costs dramatically, while keeping the number of reactors required to an absolute minimum; only one or two depending on the required flowrate.”

Speaking in an online event marking the official introduction of the M-Series, Deval explained that while the new version is based on the same technology inherent to previous incarnations of the BIO-SEA system, it is the development of the ‘M’ reactor itself that has allowed the company to advance the product.

“The evolution of the BIO-SEA system means ship owners and shipyards now have a high-capacity ballast water treatment system from a unit that incorporates fewer UV lamps than competing systems in the market,” said Deval.

“For a 300m3/h capacity system we can treat the volume with just one two-lamp M02 reactor. For a flow rate of 1040m3/h one seven-lamp M07 reactor would do the job, while a pair of these will be able to deal with 2100m3/h. With the installation of additional reactors, a maximum flow-rate capacity of 4000m3/h can, theoretically, be achieved.”

A range of ‘M’ reactors have been designed for different capacity requirements. These include the M02 for flow rates between 190 and 300m3/h, the M04 for 500 to 600m3/h flow rates, the M05 (500 to 750m3/h), M07 (760 to 1040m3/h), M08 (1040 to 1200m3/h), M10 (1040-1500m3/h), and the M14 for 500-2100m3/h flow rates.

In effect, BIO-UV Group has together with its own integrated engineering department developed a downscaled version of its existing UV technology to reduce system footprint and integration costs by at least 25%.

All environmental testing and UV dosage tests have been done under DNV supervision. IMO and USCG certification documents are imminent.

Available as a modular or skid system and with fewer components resulting in a reduced risk of corrosion, the M-series is available with a short lead time. A number of units are already on the shelf for immediate delivery.

Latest News

Technomar partners with OTG to deliver next digital learning phase

(Posted on 05/12/22)

Technomar Shipping Inc, a leading Greek owned ship management company, has confirmed that it has signed... Read more


MacGregor introduces electric transloading crane

(Posted on 05/12/22)

As part of its mission to support customers with more sustainable products and solutions, MacGregor... Read more


ClassNK issues AiP for dual fuel generator engine using hydrogen gas

(Posted on 01/12/22)

ClassNK has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) for a dual fuel generator engine using hydrogen gas... Read more


Voyager automates demurrage process to deliver faster calculations

(Posted on 29/11/22)

Voyager Portal has launched a new web-based tool for optimising the often complex demurrage process,... Read more


Wärtsilä partners with cleantech start-up Hycamite

(Posted on 29/11/22)

The technology group Wärtsilä has entered into a joint development agreement with Hycamite... Read more


New digital advance delivers expert knowledge to bulk operators

(Posted on 19/11/22)

Bruks Siwertell is developing an advanced digital tool, Siwertell Smartview, as part of an ongoing research... Read more


Superior plans 250 tons of display product at CONEXPO-CON/AGG

(Posted on 19/11/22)

Superior Industries, Inc., a US-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and... Read more


Seamanship and navigation e-learning content expanded through partnership

(Posted on 13/11/22)

Insufficient knowledge of seamanship and navigation when taking a ship out to sea or coming alongside... Read more


Industry veteran Kelly joins Superior Industries

(Posted on 13/11/22)

Superior Industries, Inc., a US-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and... Read more


Liebherr LHM 550 adds to bulk handling capacity in Arendal

(Posted on 09/11/22)

Located in the southern part of Norway between Larvik and Kristiansand, the Port of Arendal is the biggest... Read more


TBA GroupCimbriaTelestackSailors SocietyThe Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology Bühler GmbH
  • Van Aalst
  • The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology
  • Port of South Louisiana
  • TOC Events

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping