) 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
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
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. (
) and Donaldson Company, Inc. (
), 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. (
). It holds a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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