Merchant Vessels & Cruise Waste Management

Many arguments listed for the offshore industry are also valid for merchant ship’s transporting goods between the world’s continents. As per 1st of January 2013 IMO – Resolution MEPC 201(62) Revised Annex V: Prevention of Pollution from ships, is in force and basically discharge of ship’s generated waste streams on voyage is restricted or prohibited in areas.
Merchant Vessels & Cruise Waste Management
In addition, each waste stream (dry-, food-, oily, sludge, contaminated or hazardous waste) requires pre-treatment with specific machinery before discharge overboard. Ship owners today either decide to:
• Store, reduce and dispose to reception facilities or
• Incinerate
Waste segregation, reduction and storage make sense for all recyclable materials but not for contaminated dry and liquid waste streams. Current practice is to treat aforementioned waste via incineration. But conventional incineration is well known for negative aspects on: fuel consumption, carbon footprint, risks for operators, maintenance and emissions. In addition, the exhaust emissions need to be connected to the stack funnel and that imposes loss of thermal energy. MAGS Micro auto-gasification is a clean, safe and reliable device that enables ship owners to process a wide variety of dry and liquid waste from galley, accommodation and machinery spaces whilst generating energy, and exhaust emissions are so clean they can be just vented off.