REAL ECOSYSTEMS
ONBOARD

REAL ECOSYSTEMS
ONBOARD

Closed loops for waste and water systems

The Ecoship Project is committed to a target of zero discharge and close to zero waste operations and will incorporate closed-loop waste and water management systems.

Closed Waste Loop

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The Ecoship project’s aim is to minimise waste both in and out. This involves a policy of minimising all types of packaging. Where waste is produced, a key component of the closed loop system is the production of usable sub-products. While much of these will be recycled onboard, excess products could be ‘restored’ to the local communities visited. Specifically from galley pulpers and recycled waste, sub-products include water, compost and fertilisers, cartons, wood, plastic and paper.

Closed Water Loop

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Key
PW: Potable Water
FWG Flash: Fresh Water Generator using sea water evaporation at low pressure
RO FWG: Fresh Water Generator using Reverse Osmosis

The Ecoship closed water loop technology is just part of a broader focus to minimise water usage onboard:
– Cabins will incorporate water counters to show the amount of water used
– Sprinklers, irrigation and other cleaning devices will incorporate high pressure, low consumption technology
– Toilets will use less than 1 litre of water per flush
– The use of technical water (non-drinking) wherever possible, for toilets, hull/deck washing etc.
– Education and management of the crew to improve water saving practices.

Key
PW: Potable Water
FWG Flash: Fresh Water Generator using sea water evaporation at low pressure
RO FWG: Fresh Water Generator using Reverse Osmosis

The Ecoship closed water loop technology is just part of a broader focus to minimise water usage onboard:
– Cabins will incorporate water counters to show the amount of water used
– Sprinklers, irrigation and other cleaning devices will incorporate high pressure, low consumption technology
– Toilets will use less than 1 litre of water per flush
– The use of technical water (non-drinking) wherever possible, for toilets, hull/deck washing etc.
– Education and management of the crew to improve water saving practices.

Plant Kingdom

The green heart and lungs of the Ecoship will be the plant kingdom, a garden spanning five decks with a volume of over 900m3. Together with the vessel’s 4 green towers, it will absorb surplus technical water; utilise compost from organic onboard waste; and revitalise the vessel’s air through C02 capture and 02 release as well as being a key element of the HVAC system. The species in the plant kingdom and towers will be chosen for their adaptability to the ship’s conditions, and will also produce vegetables for consumption onboard. The plant kingdom, designed according to biophilic principles, will be the backdrop for the ship’s sustainability learning programs and research as well as a source of inspiration and comfort for the ship’s passengers and visitors.

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