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Ballast Tanks and Cargo Tanks in Ships


Ballast tanks take in and expel water to maintain a ship's balance. The steel plating on the walls inside become oxidized with surprising speed.

In the cargo tanks, massive amounts of oxygen are consumed by processes such as the respiration activity of fruits and grains or vaporizing dry ice used for the refrigeration.