Wei Chen

"Going Beyond the Rules" on Food Waste May Mean Breaking the Rules

By Wei Chen 09-11-2020 04:15:14

Posted in: Cruise Ships

[By Wei Chen, Oliver Jost, Niclas Karlsson, Markus Joswig and Mark Beavis] This short paper reviews food waste and food waste r...

Vanishing Food Waste Flouts Maritime and National Law

By Wei Chen 04-11-2020 08:05:00

Posted in: Shipping

Waste disposal on some vessels contravenes both maritime and national biosecurity legislation by allowing food waste into gray wat...

Support for Major Reshape of MARPOL Annex IV

By Wei Chen 01-12-2020 04:05:00

Posted in: Shipbuilding

Disinfecting raw sewage is ineffective and harmful. The comminuting and disinfecting systems are a disservice to the IMO's asp...

Avoiding Non-Compliance in Ship Generated Food Wastes

By Wei Chen 10-05-2019 07:08:10

Posted in: Shipbuilding

Seeing custom officers stopping certain food products (among other things) at the airport, one might find it hard to contemplate t...

Opinion: Grey Water Related Non-Conformities Need to be Addressed

By Wei Chen 08-20-2019 05:20:00

Posted in: Shipbuilding

Manufacturers are there to innovate, to compete, to think outside-the-box and to test boundaries. However, there is a line, drawn...

MEPC 74 Agrees to Revise MARPOL Annex IV While Non-Conformities Spread

By Wei Chen 05-22-2019 06:41:30

Posted in: Government

To protect marine water from ships’ sewage discharges is no less important than any other environmental aspirations of ...

Sewage Chlorination Without De-chlorination: A Certified Impossibility

By Wei Chen 03-16-2019 06:56:25

Posted in: Shipbuilding

The approval regime has been in the blood of the marine industry. It has served well to safety equipment, but can the same be said...

Call for Action on Sewage Treatment with No-Sludge Production

By Wei Chen 02-09-2019 05:30:11

Posted in: Shipbuilding

In late 2018, The Maritime Executive featured an editorial by me, Dr. Wei Chen of Wärtsilä Water Systems, on the subject...

Sewage from Ships – Better Guidelines are Needed

By Wei Chen 11-10-2018 05:56:18

Posted in: Shipbuilding

The IMO’s MARPOL Annex IV Convention aims at the “Prevention of pollution by sewage from ships.” Installing an a...

Sewage from Ships – Rules and Realities

By Wei Chen 11-03-2018 06:29:37

Posted in: Shipbuilding

Sewage pollution control was the first environmental initiative in history. Technologies and regulations for the land-based wastew...

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