Calgon Carbon to Implement NIOZ Designed and Tested B-box - Analyst Blog

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Calgon Carbon 's ( CCC ) fully-owned subsidiar Hyde Marine, Inc. announced that it will adopt B-box - a new ballast water testing system sourced from the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research ("NIOZ"). The system helps ballast water treatment (BWT) technology companies to check the chemical concentration level and the presence of organisms in ballast water.

The B-box testing device has been designed by NIOZ and tested with Hyde Marine for past two years to determine its efficiency for maritime use. NIOZ also tested the performance of the Hyde GUARDIAN Gold BWT system in the real environment.

The B-box is a "ballast sampling box" containing sample bottles. These bottles are filled with ballast water then treated with test chemicals and sent to NIOZ for further analysis. Professionals at NIOZ then analyze the physical-chemical variables and concentration of organisms as requested by companies such as Hyde Marine and report it to them.

According to Hyde Marine, the B-box is an efficient and effective service that can provide accurate and quick analysis of ballast water samples to shipowners. It expects the system to enhance the performance of its Hyde GUARDIAN Gold ballast water treatment system and help shipowners comply with the IMO regulations.

Dr. Louis Peperzak, NIOZ Project Leader at the Ballast Water Test Facility and Research Center, further stated that the B-box lowers the risk of breach and helps maintain an anonymous database of water quality ballast water system performance in ports around the world.

Hyde Marine is one of the fastest growing BWT technology companies globally. Calgon Carbon, which is among the prominent pollution control companies along with CECO Environmental Corp. ( CECE ) and Donaldson Company, Inc. ( DCI ), ventured into the global market for BWT with its acquisition of Hyde Marine in 2010.

Calgon Carbon currently holds a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

A better-ranked company in the pollution control industry is Metalico Inc. ( MEA ). It holds a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).


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