The availability of a plentiful, safe, clean water supply for use aboard ships has long been taken for granted. It could be bunkered in port or produced with waste heat, cheap fuel, and air conditioning condensation aboard the ship. That situation is rapidly changing. Growing populations, more and bigger ships, changing environmental and natural resource conditions, rising fuel prices, environmental footprint concerns, and greater awareness of water borne pathogens are all putting pressure on ship and port water supplies, world-wide.
Prompted by an inquiry from a customer, and leveraged by the exceptional quality of it’s AWP effluent and it’s experience and expertise with water treatment systems, Scanship developed the Water Re-use Unit, WRU. The basic WRU polishes clean AWP effluent to near-drinking water purity, allowing the water to be recycled and used safely and confidently for wash down, laundry, sanitary flushing, machinery “technical” water, fuel water emulsions, plant irrigation, and other non-potable and non-recreational water uses aboard ship. The use of WRU water for non-potables applications relieves availability and quality pressure on ship and port-of-call potable water supplies and provides a monetary cost avoidance payback as well.