Ballast Water Treatment

We supply the power needed for safe and efficient ballast water management – even when the sea is rough.

A major concern when super tankers and other vessels travel around the world is microorganisms hitching a ride and causing havoc when released into a new environment. We help you free your ballast water from any harmful aquatic organisms before it is pumped out. KraftPowercon has a long history within electrochemical processes. This is also true for a marine industry and its very specific and challenging conditions where power supply must work faultlessly, even at sea.

We are the heart of your system

Just like our muscles and vital organs need oxygen to function, a ballast water treatment system needs electricity to be operable. That is where we come in. Our rectifiers supply your ballast water treatment system with the energy needed to operate – guaranteeing an unparalleled power supply that works even in the harshest conditions.

The power supply system and the electrolytic cell are like the heart and muscles of the human body. The heart pumps out energy to the muscles and the rectifier feeds energy to the electrolytic cell. If the rectifier stops, the BWTS suffers a heart attack.

The video shows an inline system where all the water runs through the cell. There are also so-called Side Stream Systems that are actually more common. The difference between these two systems is that with a Side Stream System, only a small percentage of the water flows through the electrical cells, but a higher concentration of sodium hypochlorite is produced to suffice to the total flow.

The rectifier is designed for electrochlorination ballast water treatment systems and is one of the four main components. The other three being the filter, the cell and the control system.


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1) Ballast water test methods do not allow for establishing a more stringent or "no detectable organisms" standard. 2) There is a need for multiple BWMS compliance options. These are the two main conclusions that P...
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"The first of two critical meetings took place. I expected many difficult questions about the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ballast water proposal, but to my surprise, after a few minutes, there was only one. ...
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"Did you know that the most popular type of ballast water treatment system (BWTS), the electro-chlorination system, has a sibling? Yes, that is right; the one I explained in detail in two previous posts was for the so-ca...
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"Has ballast water received enough attention from the European Union?" So begins Pablo Rodas-Martini's latest post on ballast water treatment systems. He continues: "CORDIS, the dedicated website that registers al...
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At KraftPowercon Marine, we manufacture rectifiers, which are the electrical heart of the most popular of the ballast water treatment systems (BWTS), the electro-chlorination type. Pablo Rodas-Martini has written two...
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