Ballast Water Management: Understanding the Regulations, Treatment Technologies and Practical Operation, 12th Edition 2021

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SKU IT104726
Publisher Witherby Seamanship International
ISBN 9781914992179
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This publication provides up to date information on the regulations and equipment options available and will assist ship owners with transition to full compliance with the BWM Convention. It provides detailed information on the various treatment technologies and significant components. Guidance on the onboard requirements relating to ballast water management is also provided, including the Ballast Water Record Book, Port State Control, ballast water sampling and monitoring, and the importance of contingency measures. The Appendices detail an updated list of IMO Guidance Documents for the BWM Convention and also describe key invasive species.




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



Number of Volumes: 1
Edition: 12th
Number of Pages: 434
Product Code: IT104726
ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-914992-17-9
Published Date: November 2021
Binding Format: Hardback
Book Height: 297 mm
Book Width: 210 mm
Book Spine: 30 mm
Weight: 2.30 kg
Author: Nadeem Anwar

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