For urgent requirement of onboard ballast water treatment, a combination method of wall-flow structure porous ceramic filtration (PCF) and UV radiation has been prompted and studied systematically in the lab. The paper mainly forcuses on the material selection for PCF in order to obtain a more effective, operational, durable and economic treatment. Hence four types of ceramic materials were compared, and a series of experiments were arranged to test alga removal efficiency, durability and differential pressure of the filters. A fuzzy comprehensive evaluation system was set up to assess filter performance from five aspects. The normalization results show that oxide ceramic wins carbide ceramic at three major fators: resistance, durability and cost.