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GSI Test Reports
GSI Methods Development and Facility Validation
Other GSI Reports & Papers
GSI Outreach Documents
Relevant Background Documents
Relevant Policy Materials

 

 

Reports & Papers

GSI Test Reports

  • Shipboard

Final Report of the Shipboard Testing of the Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) Ballast Water Treatment System Onboard the MV Indiana Harbor (2013). Cangelosi A, Allinger L, Balcer M, Fanberg L, Fobbe D, Hagedorn S, Mangan T, Marksteiner A, Mays N, Polkinghorne C, Prihoda K, Reavie E, Regan D, Reid D, Ruzycki E, Saillard H, Schaefer H, Schwerdt T & TenEyck M. Great Ships Initiative, Northeast-Midwest Institute, Washington, D.C., USA. (pdf)

  • Land-Based

Final Report of Land-Based Freshwater Testing of a Ballast Water Treatment Involving Sodium Hypochlorite (NaOCl) (2012). Cangelosi A, Allinger L, Balcer M, Fanberg L, Fobbe D, Hagedorn S, Mangan T, Mays N, Polkinghorne C, Prihoda K, Reavie E, Regan D, Reid D, Ruzycki E, Saillard H, Schaefer H, Schwerdt T, Snetting T & TenEyck M. Great Ships Initiative, Northeast-Midwest Institute, Washington, D.C., USA. (pdf)

Final Report of the Land-Based Freshwater Testing of the Lye (NaOH) Ballast Water Treatment System (2011). Cangelosi A, Allinger L, Balcer M, Fanberg L, Hagedorn S, Markee T, Mays N, Polkinghorne C, Prihoda K, Reavie E, Regan D, Reid D, Ruzycki E, Saillard H, Schwerdt T, Schaefer H & TenEyck M. Great Ships Initiative, Northeast-Midwest Institute, Washington, D.C., USA. (pdf)

Final Report of the Land-Based Freshwater Testing of the AlfaWall AB PureBallast® Ballast Water Management System (2011). Cangelosi A, Allinger L, Balcer M, Fanberg L, Hagedorn S, Markee T, Mays N, Polkinghorne C, Prihoda K, Reavie E, Regan D, Reid D, Ruzycki E, Saillard H, Schwerdt T, Schaefer H & TenEyck M. Great Ships Initiative, Northeast-Midwest Institute, Washington, D.C., USA. (pdf)

Report of the Land-Based Freshwater Testing of the Simens SiCURE™ Ballast Water Management System (2010). Cangelosi A, Allinger L, Balcer M, Mays N, Markee T, Polkinghorne C, Prihoda K, Reavie E, Reid D, Saillard H, Schwerdt T, Schaefer H & TenEyck M. Great Ships Initiative, Northeast-Midwest Institute, Washington, D.C., USA. (pdf). Great Lakes Preamble (pdf)

  • Bench-Scale

Bench-Scale Test Findings: Electrolytic Cell Component of the SiCURE™ Ballast Water Management System (2014). TenEyck M, Mays N & Cangelosi A. Great Ships Initiative, Northeast-Midwest Institute, Washington, D.C., USA. (pdf).

Bench-Scale Test Findings: Sodium Hydroxide Ballast Water Treatment (2013). TenEyck M, Mays N & Cangelosi A. Great Ships Initiative, Northeast-Midwest Institute, Washington, D.C., USA. (pdf)

Bench-Scale Test Findings: Bacoustics Ballast Water Treatment System (2013). TenEyck M, Mays N & Cangelosi A. Great Ships Initiative, Northeast-Midwest Institute, Washington, D.C., USA. (pdf)

Bench-Scale Test Findings: BallaClean 501 and BallaClean 701 (in combination with Hydrogen Peroxide) (2013). TenEyck M, Mays N & Cangelosi A. Great Ships Initiative, Northeast-Midwest Institute, Washington, D.C., USA. (pdf)

Bench-Scale Test Findings: AquaMost Ballast Water Treatment System (2011). TenEyck M, Mays N & Cangelosi A. Great Ships Initiative, Northeast-Midwest Institute, Washington, D.C., USA. (pdf)

Bench-Scale Test Findings: Hydrated Lime, Ca(OH)2 (2011). TenEyck M, Mays N & Cangelosi A. Great Ships Initiative, Northeast-Midwest Institute, Washington, D.C., USA. (pdf)

Bench-Scale Test Findings: Ozone (O3) and Sonic Energy (2010). TenEyck M, Mays N & Cangelosi A. Great Ships Initiative, Northeast-Midwest Institute, Washington, D.C., USA. (pdf)

Bench-Scale Test Findings: Sodium Chloride (NaCl) - Brine (2009). TenEyck M & Cangelosi A. Great Ships Initiative, Northeast-Midwest Institute, Washington, D.C., USA. (pdf)

Bench-Scale Test Findings: Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) (2009). TenEyck M & Cangelosi A. Great Ships Initiative, Northeast-Midwest Institute, Washington, D.C., USA. (pdf)

Bench-Scale Test Findings: Sodium Hypochlorite Solution (2009). TenEyck M & Cangelosi A. Great Ships Initiative, Northeast-Midwest Institute, Washington, D.C., USA. (pdf)

Bench-Scale Test Findings: SeaKleen 80® (Menadione) (2009). TenEyck M, Mays N & Cangelosi A. Great Ships Initiative, Northeast-Midwest Institute, Washington, D.C., USA. (pdf)

GSI Methods Development and Facility Validation

  • Shipboard

A Ballast Discharge Monitoring System for Great Lakes Relevant Ships: A Guidebook for Researchers, Ship Owners, and Agency Officials (2011). Cangelosi A, Schwerdt T, Mangan T, Mays N & Prihoda K. Great Ships Initiative, Northeast-Midwest Institute, Washington, D.C., USA. (pdf)

Shipboard Sampling Approaches and Recommendations by the Great Lakes Ballast Technology Demonstration Project (2003). Cangelosi A, Mays N, Reid D & Knight I. In: 1st International Workshop on Guidelines and Standards for Ballast Water Sampling: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 7-11 April, 2003, Workshop Report. GloBallast Monograph Series; 9: 63-77. (pdf)

  • Land-Based

A Multi-Dimensional Approach to Invasive Species Prevention (2013). Briski E, Allinger L, Balcer M, Cangelosi A, Fanberg L, Markee T, Mays N, Polkinghorne C, Prihoda K, Reavie E, Regan D, Reid D, Saillard H, Schwerdt T, Schaefer H, TenEyck M, Wiley C & Bailey S. Environmental Science & Technology; 47(3): 1216-1221. (Copies available on request)

Intercomparison of U.S. Ballast Water Test Facilities. Report No. SG-D-06-13 (2012). Drake LA, Weir TP, Grant JF, Parson EWJ & Lemieux EJ. U.S. Coast Guard, Research and Development Center, New London, CT. (pdf).

GSI Facility Blank Testing: Comparison of Control and Treatment Track Effects on Zooplankton with 18 Hour and 5 Day Tank Retention Times (2008). Cangelosi A, Balcer M, Bain M, Mays N, Reavie E, Reid D & TenEyck M. Great Ships Initiative, Northeast-Midwest Institute, Washington, D.C., USA. (pdf)

Summary and Findings of the Ballast Discharge Monitoring Device Workshop (2005). Cangelosi A & Mays N. International Ballast Discharge Monitoring Device Workshop, Marrowstone Island Marine Field Station, Olympic Peninsula, Washington, August 12-16, 2002. Northeast-Midwest Institute, Washington, D.C., USA. (pdf)

  • Bench-Scale

Assessing Ballast Water Treatments: Evaluation of Viability Methods for Ambient Microplankton Assemblages (2010). Reavie ED, Cangelosi AA & Allinger LE. Journal of Great Lakes Research; 36: 540-547. (Copies available on request)

Other GSI Reports & Relevant Papers

After the Rule: Great Ships Initiative Enters a New Stage (2012). Cangelosi A. Great Lakes Seaway Review; 40: 31-34. (Copies available on request)

Monitoring Microbes in the Great Lakes (2011). Bain MB, Cangelosi A & Eder TA. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment; 182(1-4):431-42. (Copies available on request)

Distribution of an Invasive Aquatic Pathogen (Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus) in the Great Lakes and Its Relationship to Shipping (2010). Bain MB, Cornwell ER, Hope KM, Eckerlin GE, Casey RN, Groocock GH, Getchell RG, Bowser PR, Winton JR, Batts WN, Cangelosi A & Casey JW. PLoS ONE; 5(4): e10156. (Copies available on request)

The Response of Zooplankton and Phytoplankton from the North American Great Lakes to Filtration (2007). Cangelosi AA, Mays NL, Balcer MD, Reavie ED, Reid DM, Sturtevant R & Gao X. Harmful Algae; 6 (2007) iv: 547-566. (Copies available on request)

Great Ships for the Great Lakes? Commercial Vessels Free Of Invasive Species in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System. A Scoping Report for the Great Ships Initiative (2006). Cangelosi A & Mays N. Northeast-Midwest Institute, Washington, D.C., USA. (pdf)

Filtration as a Ballast Water Treatment Measure (2002). Cangelosi A. In: Invasive Aquatic Species of Europe. Distribution, Impacts and Management (E Leppakoski, S Gollasch & S Olenin, eds), Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Boston, London. (Copies available on request)

Parsons MG & Harkins RW (2002). Full-Scale Particle Removal Performance of Three Types of Mechanical Separation Devices for the Primary Treatment of Ballast Water. Marine Technology, 39 (4): 211-222. (Copies available on request)

Parsons MG & Harkins RW (2000). The Great Lakes Ballast Technology Demonstration Project Filtration Mechanical Test Program. Marine Technology, 37 (3): 129-140. (Copies available on request)

Parsons MG, Cangelosi A, Harkins RW, Mackey TP & Munro DJ (1997). Design of the Great Lakes Ballast Technology Demonstration Project. Marine Technology, 105: 323-348. (Copies available on request)

GSI Outreach Documents

  • GSI One-Page Summary (pdf - coming soon)
  • GSI Two-Page Summary (pdf - coming soon)

Relevant Background Documents

Report of the ICES/IOC/IMO Working Group on Ballast and Other Ship Vectors (WGBOSV), 18-20 March 2013, Montreal, Canada. International Council for the Exploration of the Sea. (pdf)

Assessing the Relationship Between Propagule Pressure and Invasion Risk in Ballast Water (2011). National Research Council. The National Academies Press, Washington, D.C., USA. (link)

Ballast Water Treatment Technology: Current Status (2011). Lloyd’s Register, London, England. (link). (March 2012 Update)

Relevant Policy Materials

  • International

International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM). Adopted by Consensus at a Diplomatic Conference at the International Maritime Organization, London, England, February 13, 2004.

Guidelines for Approval of Ballast Water Management Systems (G8). International Maritime Organization, Resolution MEPC.174(58). Adopted October 10, 2008.

Procedure for Approval of Ballast Water Management Systems that Make use of Active Substances (G9). International Maritime Organization, Resolution MEPC.169(57). Adopted April 4, 2008.

  • United States and Canada

United States Coast Guard Final Rule: Standards for Living Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water Discharged in U.S. Waters. Published March 23, 2011. Frequently Asked Questions and Answers. Final Rule Summary.

Generic Protocol for the Verification of Ballast Water Treatment Technology. Version 5.1. EPA/600/R-10/146 (September, 2010). United States Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Program.

Discussion Paper: Canadian Implementation of the Ballast Water Convention (2012). Transport Canada.

Status of Ballast Water Discharge Regulations in the Great Lakes Region. Great Lakes Commission (2013).

  • States

Minnesota Vessel Discharge (Ballast Water) Program.

Wisconsin Ballast Water Discharge General Permit (WI-0063835-1-2).

 

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