Process Water on board ships
process water is water that is either needed in industrial equipment to produce something or a byproduct of an industrial application. On ships, this could be the water that develops from air conditioning units. As fresh water is a valuable resource on ships, it makes sense to clean the process water to reuse it for other applications, for example laundry.
Process water treatment on board ships
Fresh water is a rare commodity on board ships, which makes it important to reuse a water that is almost free from salts and minerals, such as AC-condensate. While it holds some impurities from the air, such as dust, bacteria and copper ions, it is relatively easy to clean with a sophisticated combination of filtration and ion exchange. The water leaving the system can be safely discharged overboard or used for other vital applications, such as laundry.
Benefits of a copper removal system
- easy generation of potable water
- environmentally friendly
- Can be integrated into existing piping on board ships