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Hi,This website is definitely very interesting and I would like to add marine and coastal pollution to the topics being debated. I am an experienced merchant ship captain and have audited over 100…Continue
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This website is definitely very interesting and I would like to add marine and coastal pollution to the topics being debated. I am an experienced merchant ship captain and have audited over 100 seagoing ships on environmental compliance. Now we carry out marine EIA studies.
Perhaps most of you know, the ballast water water carried by ships in tens of thousands of tons from one continent to other is known to cause major irreversible disruption to local environment where it is discharged. Merchant shipping is now firming up effective measures to treat this water before it is discharged. Brgds/Sekhar
The picture is of a floating barrier made to arrest floating trash or garbage, designed by Bengaluru based AlphaMERS (patent applied). This does not treat chemical or dissolved pollutants. This design, originally made with River Ganga in mind, will now be applied to lakes and water streams with flowing waters. Long sections of such barriers are connected end to end, running from the riverbank or shore, laid diagonally across the flowing waters,…Continue
AlphaMERS Pvt Ltd (www.alphamers.com) has filed six design patent applications this year. These applications are for devices in the field of marine oil spill containment and recovery, besides other related areas.
The spill response devices cater to special demands of skimming viscous oil spills off the water or dealing with oil spills in strong currents.
The high current skimming devices has a version designed for…Continue
A workshop was conducted on 16th Sep at Tiruvananthapuram to discuss potential spill risks from accidental break up of large oil tankers passing by the coast. The workshop was jointly hosted by ILDM (Dept of revenue, Govt of Kerala), SWIRE ERS and AlphaMERS.
The workshop discussed the risks, technology for detection, containment, challenges specific to the coastline, the revenue model and such related issues. Prominent experts…Continue