No other waste stream on a ship is as closely linked to million-dollar fines and imprisonment as bilge water (engine room generated wastewater). The term “magic pipe” is well-known among marine engineers, and many have seen them in action because they are still commonly used on ships. We believe that the reason for this isn’t a lack of knowledge or trust, but rather a lack of appropriate tools to handle day-to-day operations.
Bilge water isn’t just limited to oil and water; anything brought into the engine room can end up in it. This cocktail contains washing chemicals, rust, sewage leaks, boiler water chemicals, lubrication, and hydraulic oil, foaming liquids, CIP-fluids, grey water leaks, metals, soot, bacteria, dust, and other contaminants. This variation creates a most difficult challenge for marine engineers as conventional static separators are only designed to treat bilge water consisting mostly of marine fuel oil and water.
Marinfloc addresses this challenge head-on with its advanced bilge water separators, the CD, and two specialized pre-treatments. Our solutions are tailored to handle the complex nature of bilge water, ensuring optimal treatment and compliance with environmental regulations.
The Power of Flocculation
Our solutions uses flocculation, where particles in wastewater are coagulated into larger aggregates called flocs. This method is particularly effective because these larger flocs settle out of the water more rapidly, allowing for efficient separation of contaminants. By using flocculation, Marinfloc ensures a superior level of wastewater purification, capturing even the tiniest of pollutants that conventional systems might miss.
The gap between design and reality leads to inefficiency, which is why the majority of ships violating Annex I regulations can be traced back to simpler types of separators. With Marinfloc's innovative approach, shipowners can confidently navigate the challenges of wastewater management, ensuring both compliance and environmental responsibility.