Oily Wastewater Transformed with WETT-O

By Maritime Reporter & Engineering News
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Terragon Environmental Technologies has been developing the Wastewater Electrochemical Treatment Technology for oily water, or simply WETT-O, for the past six years. WETT-O uses an electrochemical process to transform oily wastewater into reusable or dischargeable water depending on the application. WETT-O uses electrochemistry and does not require filters, membranes, chemicals or biological treatment commonly found in alternative approaches. 
Terragon’s proprietary Electrocoagulation (EC) cartridge employs sacrificial anodes and electricity which release ions that act as coagulants. This process is designed to be effective for the removal of oils and greases, metal ions and other contaminants. The system is designed to be compact, simple to operate and maintain, even by non-technical personnel, and processes oily water on a constant basis without the need for operator attendance.
WETT-O has been through four design iterations over the last few years, with the latest being demonstrated on a commercial transport vessel. The system operated for a period of three months with exceptional results; consistently processing oily bilge water below the targeted 5 ppm. The fifth evolution of WETT-O is currently onboard a Canadian Coast Guard vessel, in conjunction with other Terragon technologies, allowing the ship to demonstrate its ability to become a zero-waste discharge vessel, while recovering and using the resources from the varying waste streams. This fifth iteration will also be used on other commercial ships in 2014 to evaluate the technology using different oily water streams which will have varying compositions.
Terragon expects to commercialize WETT-O technology in early 2015.
www.terragon.net

 

(As published in the February 2014 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News - www.marinelink.com)
 

Maritime Reporter September 2013 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Technology

Wärtsilä Reshuffles Two Top Managers

The following appointments have been made in the management inform Wärtsilä Corporation: Mr Rakesh Sarin (59), B.Sc. (Eng.), has been appointed President of Power Plants,

ABB Celebrates 125th Anniversary in Finland

ABB is celebrating today its 125th anniversary in Finland. Founded in 1889 in Helsinki by entrepreneur and inventor Gottfrid Strömberg, ABB Finland is today

Frost & Sullivan’s Excellence Awards 2014 recognises 18 companies

Frost & Sullivan held its inaugural New Zealand Excellence Awards on 28 August 2014 at Villa Maria, presenting a total of 18 awards to companies across the industries of Food,

Environmental

China's National Carbon Market to Start in 2016

China plans to roll out its national market for carbon permit trading in 2016, an official said Sunday, adding that the government is close to finalising rules

Fukushima Fallout: Resentment Grows

Like many of her neighbours, Satomi Inokoshi worries that her gritty hometown is being spoiled by the newcomers and the money that have rolled into Iwaki since

Frost & Sullivan’s Excellence Awards 2014 recognises 18 companies

Frost & Sullivan held its inaugural New Zealand Excellence Awards on 28 August 2014 at Villa Maria, presenting a total of 18 awards to companies across the industries of Food,

Marine Equipment

MARAD Shipbuilding Loan Guarantee

The launch of the Bravante IX, built in a U.S. shipyard, was from the investments made by the Maritime Administration (MARAD) just three years ago. The investment

Voith Schneider Propellers Drive Double-ended Ferry MS Frisia IV

Ferries operated by Norden-Frisia AG have been serving the East Frisian island of Norderney for many decades. Navigation in these coastal waters poses special

Drydocks World to Participate in SMM 2014

Drydocks World, the leading provider of maritime and offshore services to the shipping, oil, gas, and energy sectors, will participate in the prestigious 26th edition of Shipbuilding,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1936 sec (5 req/sec)