Bawat markets its patented ballast water management system globally, a cost efficient, flexible, and sustainable solution to the problem of ballast water treatment. While ballast water is essential for modern shipping operations, it also poses serious ecological, economic and health problems due to the multitude of marine species and pathogens inadvertently transferred between ecosystems when the ballast water is dumped.
Using otherwise wasted excess onboard engine heat to achieve pasteurization, Bawat’s system offers several advantages over other ballast water treatment technologies.
In addition to negligible operating cost and environmental impact, the advantages include better efficacy, the absence of harmful chemicals, and not least, the ability to function equally well in seawater, brackish water, and freshwater. Bawat’s system is suited for on-board vessel solutions and at-port (land based) containerized installations and is the only heat-based system on the market today.
The system is approved by both the International Maritime Organization and the U.S. Coast Guard.
Read more in our FAQ about what is ballast water and IMO Legislations
The United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the UN General assembly in 2015 and are intended to be implemented by 2030. Goal 14 “Life Below Water” greatly emphasizes the protection and restoration of marine ecosystems as well as the reduction of marine pollution.
For Bawat, observance of the UN's World Goals are an integral part of our founding purpose. We want to do our part to keep our planet safe for future generations.
We created our ballast water management system to help preserve the biodiversity of our oceans, lakes and rivers. And we created the system to have the least possible impact itself.