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Shinichi Hanayama

Principal Research Scientist at ClassNK


Shinichi Hanayama studied Oceanography at the Tokyo University in Japan. After his degree, he started his work to assess the environmental risks by Sea Water entrainment into the Power Plants for their cooling. In this cooling system, hypochlorite ion produced by the electrolysis frequently is used for preventing bio-fouling. Therefore, he has a wide expertise to detect viable/dead marine organisms disinfected by the substance for more than 25 years. He has also attended MEPC meetings from 1996, including the working group and the drafting group for Ballast Water, as well as for reduction of Air Pollution, Green House Gas, and Biofouling prevention. From 2006, he is a member of the GESAMP-BWWG, who will evaluate ballast water management systems, which use Active Substances, in accordance with Procedure (G9). He is also a member of the International Consortium for the 2nd and 3rd IMO GHG study, as well as for the Fuel Availability Study, which is established under MEPC’s tasks. In 2016, he moved to ClassNK as a Principal Research Scientist, and works on the retrofitting of BWMS and EGCS, together with the other experts in ClassNK.

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