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Ballast Water Flushing of Multiple Tanks on Board Sea-Going Bulk Carriers

Wilson-Goossens, Kathryn; Hall, Stephen D

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Australian ports have large quantities of ballast water discharged into them every year, and this is a major source of aquatic nuisance species, particularly micro-organisms. To prevent the introduction of these nuisance species in ballast water, ships are required to exchange their ballast water by effectively flushing the ballast water tanks in deep water. Flushing of the ballast tanks is essentially a mixing problem in which the clean water removes and dilutes the contaminated water, so that...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/26051
Source: Journal of Marine Environmental Engineering

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