PureBallast 3.1 is a fully automated system. When initiated, it undergoes a brief start-up sequence.
When ballasting begins, the incoming ballast water first passes through the filter stage. This removes any larger organisms and particles, which improves the quality of the water for treatment. The filter stage is of benefit for operation in cloudy coastal waters and fresh water.
After filtration the water continues through the reactor stage, where it is disinfected by means of enhanced UV before entering the ballast water tanks.
Once ballasting is complete, reactor cleaning is performed via an automatic Cleaning-In-Place (CIP) cycle. This cycle is prompted immediately after ballasting and should be performed within 30 hours. The reactor stage is rinsed with fresh water when the CIP cycle begins and filled with fresh water upon its completion.
The filter stage is also filled with fresh water once ballasting is completed.