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

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

OCEAN ENGINEERING, vol.203, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 203
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2020.107204
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, Aerospace Database, Applied Science & Technology Source, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Computer & Applied Sciences, Environment Index, Geobase, ICONDA Bibliographic, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Ballast tank design, Sediment reduction, Pneumatic cleaning system, Invasive species, WATER MANAGEMENT, SHIPS, RISK, ORGANISMS, PATHOGENS, TRANSPORT, BIOLOGY
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


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.