In our first post in this 2-part series on demulsifying at sea, we looked at the challenges involved in dealing with some of the most common ship slop oils and waste water – oily bilge water and sludge. These are commonly found on virtually every type of seagoing vessel, but oil cargo vessels face their own challenges.
The maritime industry is one of the most important elements in the global transportation sector. But like all transport and shipping-related industries, it has environmental responsibilities. As a result, the proper treatment of onboard waste, including oily bilge water and sludge (or ship slop oil) is a vital area of concern.