Ballast Water Management, Understanding the regulations and the treatment technologies available, 10th Edition.

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Ballast Water Management, Understanding the regulations and the treatment technologies available, 10th Edition.

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This 10th edition of 'Ballast Water Management' sets out the current state of international and national ballast water legislation. The BWM Convention is now fully in effect for all applicable ships and this book contains essential information on the requirements for compliance. It also highlights the significant revisions to US regulations (VIDA 2018). Information is provided on the various treatment options available, together with data sheets describing the IMO (both G8 and G9) and USCG Type Approved BWMS that are currently available on the market.

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The Ballast Water Management Convention entered into force on 8th September 2017.


Whether you already have a Ballast Water system implementation plan or not, this full and comprehensive guide will provide the information on the regulations and equipment options available that you need to make the transition to full compliance.



List of Figures

List of Tables

List of Abbreviations


PART ONE – Introduction and Background


CHAPTER ONE – The Issue in Recent Years

CHAPTER TWO – The Ship as a Carrier


PART TWO – Risk Management – Ballast Water Exchange is the First Measure


CHAPTER THREE – Ballast Water Exchange (BWE)


PART THREE – Regulations


CHAPTER FOUR – BWM Legislation Timeline

CHAPTER FIVE – IMO Guidance Documents on Ballasting

CHAPTER SIX – IMO Legislation

CHAPTER SEVEN – GloBallast 97

CHAPTER EIGHT – United States Legislation 103

CHAPTER NINE – Local and Regional BW Regulations


PART FOUR – Implementation of Regulations


CHAPTER TEN – The Financial Implications of BWM Legislation

CHAPTER ELEVEN – The Port State Authority

CHAPTER TWELVE – Ship Administration of BWM

CHAPTER THIRTEEN – Port States and Port State Control (PSC)

CHAPTER FOURTEEN – Ballast Water Sampling/Monitoring

CHAPTER FIFTEEN – Deposit and Exchange Facilities


PART FIVE – Treatment Systems and Operation


CHAPTER SIXTEEN – Introduction to Treatment Technologies

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN – Physical Separation, Thermal, Ultraviolet and Plasma Technologies

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN – Deoxygenation, Magnetic and Ultrasonic/Cavitation Technologies

CHAPTER NINETEEN – Chemical, Biocide and Electrochemical Technologies


PART SIX – Components and Data Sheets


CHAPTER TWENTY – Filter Components used in the Assembly of a BWMS

CHAPTER TWENTY ONE – BW Systems with No Active Substances (G8)

CHAPTER TWENTY TWO – BW Systems using Active Substances (G9)

CHAPTER TWENTY THREE – Approval Status of Systems



Captain Nadeem Anwar graduated from the Pakistan Marine Academy in December 1983 and in 1984, went into shipping as a deck cadet on multi-purpose ships. In 1990, he started working on oil tankers and OBO’s. In 1994, he returned to Fleetwood and acquired a Chief Mates Certificate of Competency. He was promoted to Chief Officer in 1994 and continued to serve on VLCC, OBO, O/O, Gas and Chemical Tankers. He achieved his Master Certificate of Competency from MCA UK in early 1998 and went back to sea in command of VLCCs. His time at sea was mainly spent in deep-sea trade, which gave him a wide-ranging experience of navigating in different areas of the world.

In October 1998, he joined the Fleetwood Nautical Campus as a lecturer. In 2003, he became its Curriculum Manager. In 2005, he achieved a MSc in Maritime Operations with a Distinction (through LJMU) and an Advanced diploma in Insurance (through the Chartered Insurance Institute).

Captain Anwar has developed training courses and written a range of training materials. He also provides consultancy services to marine training providers and shipping companies.

Title: Ballast Water Management, Understanding the regulations and the treatment technologies available, 10th Edition.
Number of Volumes: 1
Edition: Tenth
Number of Pages: 394
Product Code: WS1729K
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-855-7 (9781856098557), ISBN 10: 1-85609-855-9 (1856098559)
Published Date: November 2019
Binding Format: Hardback
Book Height: 280 mm
Book Width: 220 mm
Book Spine: 30 mm
Weight: 2.20 kg
Author: Nadeem Anwar

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