New certificate IMO MEPC 227 (64) for two families of Membrane Sewage Treatment Plants

New certificate IMO MEPC 227 (64) for two families of Membrane Sewage Treatment Plants

Detegasa has recently obtained the new certificate IMO MEPC 227 (64) for two families of his Sewage Systems: DELTA PRM and DELTA FQM, certified by ABS, which includes all models of Membrane Sewage Treatment Plants belonging to both families.

This certificate approves the quality system in accordance with the requirements for Sewage Systems of the European Union Marine Equipment Directive 2014/90/EU. The resolution MEPC 227 (64) was adopted by the International Marine Organization (IMO) and has entered into force on 1 January 2016.

IMO is a specialized agency of the United Nations which was born for developing and maintaining a shipping regulation which includes safety, environmental concerns, legal matters, technical co-operation, maritime security and the efficiency of shipping.

Compliance with IMO requirements is mandatory. Vessels involved in international trade must comply with international regulations on the safety of persons and equipment, and the environmental protection approved by IMO.

The MRB (membrane bioreactor) process used by Detegasa enables to manufacture Sewage Treatment Plants which fulfil the current requirements. Detegasa has recently tested two models, PRN-50 and FQM-50, belonging to two different Sewage Treatment Plants families which use MBR process. These test protocols allow us to obtain MEPC 227 (64) for DELTA PRM and DELTA FQM plants.

The MBR process is a combination of biological waste oxidation with membrane separation using a Membrane Operating System (MOS), which replaces secondary clarifiers for liquid solids separation.

The benefits achieved with a Membrane Operating System are:

High effluent quality in a compact footprint.
Low sludge production.
Effluent disinfection without chemicals and no continual chemical consumption.
Fully automated.