2.1 Prototype Ballast Water Treatment Technology
- means any integrated system of ballast water treatment equipment
as under regulation D-4, participating
in a programme for testing and evaluation with the potential of meeting
or exceeding the ballast water performance standard in regulation D-2 including treatment equipment,
all associated control equipment, monitoring equipment and sampling
facilities. A prototype ballast water treatment technology may be
a mechanical, physical, chemical, or biological unit process, either
singularly or in combination that may or may not use Active Substances
that remove, render harmless, or avoid the uptake or discharge of
Harmful Aquatic Organisms and Pathogens within ballast water and sediments.
Prototype ballast water treatment technologies may operate at the
uptake or discharge of ballast water, during the voyage or in any
combination of these phases.
2.2 Ballast Water Management Plan - is the document
referred to in regulation B-1 of
the Convention describing the ballast water management processes and
procedures on board individual ships.
2.3 Active Substances - means a substance or organism,
including a virus or a fungus that has a general or specific action
on or against Harmful Aquatic Organisms and Pathogens.
2.4 Control Equipment - refers to the installed
equipment required for proper functioning of the prototype ballast
water treatment technology.
2.5 Monitoring Equipment - refers to the equipment
installed for assessment of the correct operation of the prototype
ballast water treatment technology.
2.6 Convention - means the International Convention
for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments,
2.7 Sampling Facilities - refers to the means
provided for sampling treated or untreated ballast water as needed
in these Guidelines.