Reduction of ballast tank sediment: Evaluating the effect of minor structural changes and developing a pneumatic cleaning system

Guney C. B. , Danışman D. B. , Bozkurtoglu Ş. N.

OCEAN ENGINEERING, vol.203, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 203
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2020.107204
  • Title of Journal : OCEAN ENGINEERING
  • Keywords: Ballast tank design, Sediment reduction, Pneumatic cleaning system, Invasive species, WATER MANAGEMENT, SHIPS, RISK, ORGANISMS, PATHOGENS, TRANSPORT, BIOLOGY


Ballast tank sediments host organisms that pose invasion risk even if the ships are installed with ballast treatment systems. The bottom sediments also contribute to corrosion and cause cumulative deadweight loss over the years.