• New Bio-Sea mini ballast water treatment system for low flow market
    The new BIO-SEA L01-0030 Mini is the world’s smallest, most compact IMO and USCG-approved BWTS and can be completely covered.
  • The new BIO-SEA L01-0030 Mini is the world’s smallest, most compact IMO and USCG-approved BWTS and can be completely covered.
  • The new BIO-SEA L01-0030 Mini is the world’s smallest, most compact IMO and USCG-approved BWTS and can be completely covered.
  • The new BIO-SEA L01-0030 Mini is the world’s smallest, most compact IMO and USCG-approved BWTS and can be completely covered.

Wastewater treatment

New Bio-Sea mini ballast water treatment system for low flow market

Oct 16 2023

To meet increased demand for ballast water treatment systems from operators of workboats, yachts, research ships, OSVs, and similar-sized vessels, UV-based water treatment specialist BIO-UV Group has introduced what is arguably the smallest UV BWTS in the marketplace.

The new BIO-SEA L01-0030 Mini is a fully automated filtration + UV-based system designed to treat ballast water flow rates between 13m3/h and 30m3/h from a unit that has a skid footprint of just 1m2.

Part of its “L” range (for flow rates from 13m3/h to 120 m3/h), the addition of the new L Mini means there is now a dedicated low-flow BIO-SEA BWTS for processing capacities below 30m3/h.

“We have been able to reduce system footprint and overall size without impacting performance,” said Pierre Decloedt, Technical Director, BIO-SEA by BIO-UV Group. “Essentially, what we have done is added component flexibility and reduced the height of the system – a key consideration when trying to fit a ballast water treatment system into a small machinery space. The L01-0030 Mini is the smallest, most compact BWTS we have designed for this market sector.”

Chemical-free, with zero active substances and by-products, the BIO-SEA Mini has been tested in low UV water transmittance conditions with performance unaffected by water temperature and salinity.

“There are always space constraints, even on newbuild yachts. But we have listened to builders, managers, and owners to produce a compact, completely automated, plug-in-and-play BWTS that meets their dimensional and performance requirements,” he said.

BIO-SEA Unit Director Maxime Dedeurwaerder furthered that the development originates from a technical management company's request to source a BWTS compatible with the machinery space dimensions of a yacht undergoing refit.

BIO UV Group has a range of certified UV-based BWTS for all types of vessels and ballast water flow rates. The France-based listed company also provides 3D scanning, design, installation, commissioning, maintenance, and after-sales services as part of a complete turnkey BWTS package.


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