Ballast Water Treatment Equipment

Ballast Water Treatment Equipment means equipment which mechanically, physically, chemically, or biologically processes, either singularly or in combination, to remove, render harmless, or avoid the uptake or discharge of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens within ballast water and sediments. Ballast water treatment equipment may operate at the uptake or discharge of ballast water, during the voyage, or at a combination of these events.

Source: Resolution MEPC.174(58), revised Guidelines for approval of ballast water management systems (G8), 10 October 2008, International Maritime Organization. Regulatory Guidance 

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