Case Study: Philadelphia Naval Shipyard Problem Military/Naval Aircraft Carriers & Battleships are decommissioned dockside at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. On the ships are large volumes of petroleumimpacted water in the bilge & ballast sections. This water must be treated prior to discharge or hauled away for treatment off-site. In this case, the shipyard was treating the water off-site or ex-situ at $0.25 per gallon, plus transportation and handling. Solution The MYCELX HRM system was installed and removes petroleum and metals from off-loaded/dock-side bilge & ballast water at 220 gpm. The system consists of an automated gravity oil-water separator (OWS), particle filtration, (2) MYCELX MX-22 HRM Cartridge units in series, and a 20,000 gallon hold tank (Fig. x). The operators monitor breakthrough of the primary MYCELX unit by sampling and checking for odor & sheen. Upon breakthrough, the primary MYCELX cartridges are replaced with the downstream (secondary) cartridges, and fresh cartridges are added to the secondary MYCELX unit. This operating procedure virtually guarantees performance & eliminates any contamination in the hold tank. The treated water is discharge to the sanitary sewer system after passing standards set by the city. Results As designed, it will cost about $0.02 per gallon after the OWS to purify the bilge/ballast water. Our Government should save roughly $200,000 for every 1,000,000 gallons they treat with the MYCELX system versus having the contaminated water hauled away.