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US-based scrubber maker CR Ocean Engineering (CROE) and Oberlin Filter have announced an exclusive new partnership to provide an automatic, low-maintenance washwater filtration system to supplement CROE’s closed loop and hybrid exhaust gas cleaning systems.

The new 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. This new Oberlin filter processes 100 percent of the closed loop washwater, eliminating the need for a secondary dirty water collection/storage and sludge tank. For clients requiring “wet/pumpable sludge” disposal, CROE may continue to use more standard alternate technologies.

The Oberlin Filtration System is now offered for worldwide marine applications exclusively through CROE and will integrate seamlessly with any hybrid/closed loop scrubber system supplied by CROE. CROE will also provide the Oberlin System to any other scrubber competitor who may be interested in using the system for their own scrubber projects, or to any shipowner who may wish to retrofit this 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 USA-based, family-owned business with more than 50 years of successful operation. CROE is also a USA 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.