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Scienco/FAST Acquires InTank BWTS

Last month Scienco/FAST, a subsid- iary of BioMicrobics, Inc. and special- “The InTank BWTS ists in water and wastewater treatment, provides the best added an important capability with its con? dence of regulatory acquisition of the InTank BWTS from compliance with the

Envirocleanse, a division of Charter

Brokerage, LLC, a Berkshire Hathaway least impact to vessel

Company. Robert J Rebori, President, operations.”

BioMicrobics, Inc., discusses the deal and its importance to his company’s business.Scienco/FAST’s business is

Robert J Rebori, centered on providing water and waste-

President, BioMicrobics, water treatment systems, and last month

Inc., parent company of it completed the deal to acquire the In-


Tank Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS), a system tailor-? t for the com-

Photos: Scienco/FAST pany’s business plan an manufacturing capabilities. With patented nozzles inside the bal- including pump ? ow rates, pressure “We acquired the InTank BWTS tech- last tanks and a hypochlorite generator, losses and power shortages, according nology and all IP assets,” said Rebori, the InTank BWTS is an “InVoyage” and to SciencoFast.

who said that the bene? ts of the InTank unique, ballast water management sys- According to Rebori, a key factor in system are easy to see, pointing out that tem, which – thanks to its lack of ? ltra- the technology acquisition was familiar- it is the only BWTS that can treat In- tion and complete independence of bal- ity with the process. “We have our own

Voyage, as opposed to InLine systems last pumps or lines – is immune to many knowledge of our own sodium hypo- with ? lters that need to work in port.

of the problems associated with ballast chlorite generators, so we understood their approach to ballast water treatment and the advantages.” “The InTank BWTS provides the best con? dence of regulatory compliance with the least impact to vessel opera- tions. It is an important and unique addi- tion to the current offerings in the mar- ketplace. Add all of these advantages to the fact that we are the most life-cycle, cost-competitive system on the market.”

According to Rebori, the market for this system is worldwide for large ves- sels for bulkers, heavy lifters, semi sub- mersibles, and large tankers that use large amounts of ballast water and often long voyages 50 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • September 2020

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