Celebrity Cruises has awarded Rochem Environmental, Inc., of Houston a contract for about $2 million to install a Rochem FM-Module gray water membrane system on two of its ships, Galaxy and Mercury. Celebrity Cruises also has an option to purchase three additional gray water systems during the next 12 months.
Gray water, almost 90 percent of it coming from the sinks and showers of a ship's staterooms, can be legally discharged in most places. By utilizing the Rochem system, Celebrity Cruises will significantly purify the gray water that is released. The membrane separation system rejects bacteria, suspended solids and organic matter, thus making the equipment ideal for gray water treatment. Its modular configuration is designed for higher reliability and filtration performance.