CROE partners with Oberlin on scrubber washwater filtration

Written by Marine Log Staff
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CROE scrubber at the factory

Parsippany, N.J., headquartered CR Ocean Engineering (CROE) has formed a strategic partnershio with Pewaukee, Wis., headquartered Oberlin Filter Company. The agreement will provide an automatic, low-maintenance washwater filtration system to supplement CROE’s closed loop and hybrid exhaust gas scrubber systems.

The Oberlin filter is an advanced cleaning system that cleans the closed loop washwater and removes the sludge in a dry/solid form, allowing for reduction in volume and lower disposal cost. For clients requiring “wet/pumpable sludge” disposal, CROE may continue to use more standard alternate technologies.

Jar of sludge and jar of clean filtrate

The new Oberlin filter processes 100 percent of the closed loop washwater, eliminating the need for a secondary dirty water collection/storage and sludge tank.

This Oberlin filtration system is now being offered for worldwide marine applications exclusively through CR Ocean Engineering and will integrate seamlessly with any hybrid/closed loop scrubber system supplied by CROE.

CROE will also provide the Oberlin system to other scrubber manufacturers who may be interested in using the system for their own projects, or to any shipowner wishing to retrofit the novel filtration technology to their existing scrubbers.

“This new product is the ideal solution for clients requiring removal of scrubber washwater sludge in a dry/solid form. Oberlin is a reputable and established U.S.-based, family-owned business with more than 50 years of successful operation. CROE is also a U.S. family business with roots dating back to the year 1917. We are proud of teaming up with Oberlin to offer this fantastic system to the industry,” said Nick Confuorto, President and COO of CROE.

“CROE is a proven world leader in marine scrubber systems. Oberlin Filter Company is a proven world leader in liquid filtration. This partnership will bring together the strengths of our two organizations in offering a complete solution to customers operating a closed loop or hybrid scrubber system. We are looking forward to many years of continued growth in this industry,” said Michael Ignatowski, President of Oberlin Filter Company.

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