Techcross announces new Turbidity Correction technology in ballast water treatment
Ballast treatment system maker Techcross, has announced a new technology aimed at minimising the effect of the turbidity issue when measuring the concentration of TRO (Total Residual Oxidant), which is indispensable for electrolysis water treatment, and is characterised by TRO sensing even in very turbid water quality.
In the case of electrolysis water treatment, the process of maintaining a certain level of disinfection efficiency or measuring residual chlorine (oxidant) concentration is essential. It is because these measurements can determine the level of electric power to be applied and amount of neutralising agent used.
The electrolytic ballast water treatment system is no exception. Particularly, as compared to measuring a relatively clear water quality in a fixed space such as a swimming pool, it is important for ships travelling every port in the world to ensure constant performance in any harsh environment. Accordingly, the new technology by Techcross is expected to be a good alternative for ships, especially for customers operating to areas with high turbidity such as Shanghai, China, and for water quality inspection agencies. This can be supported by the results of the test conducted by Techcross which showed that measurement can be performed in a very turbid water quality up to 850 NTU with an improved treatment results, which is expected to save the electricity cost to prevent unnecessary measurement in very turbid water quality.
This new technology is a Techcross original technology that has been applied for patents in South Korea and is currently conducting final performance tests. It is scheduled to be released to the market by May after completing all of the tests required for approval. When this technology is commercialized, it is expected to broaden the range of options by presenting another alternative to customers who have had difficulty measuring TRO due to turbidity problems.