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The effects on phytoplankton from UV treatment systems is an area of concern as some methods may run into problems when trying to accurately estimate cell counts after UV treatment.  A detailed study by Bradie et al in Journal of … Continue reading

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In 2017 the Department of Land and Natural Resources (Division of Aquatic Resources), headed by Julie Kuo, finished testing a Ballast-Check 2 Handheld Fluorometer which is used for rapidly indicating if ballast water is within compliance levels set by D2 … Continue reading

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Turner Designs recently developed new data reporting software which ensures data integrity as requested by Saudi Aramco.  The new software writes Ballast-Check™ 2 results directly to a PDF report which cannot be altered.  Saudi Aramco is now able to ramp … Continue reading

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Following detailed scientific and technical evaluation by the Environmental Protection Department of Saudi Aramco, the Turner Designs’ Ballast-Check 2 Handheld PAM Fluorometer (USA) is approved as a valid Ballast Water Sampling Instrument.  Saudi Aramco will now accept results from certified … Continue reading

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We now have a series of short videos that provide an overview of using the Ballast-Check 2 Handheld Fluorometer.  Videos include: What’s in the Box Setting ship and tank values Using the calibration check standard Measuring a sample – LOW … Continue reading

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California State Lands Commission (CSLC) recently completed a validation exercise of three indicative sampling tools while developing their draft compliance assessment protocols. They evaluated the sampling tools with three different ballast water treatment systems – one UV system and two … Continue reading

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Triton Marine Science & Consult recently employed the Ballast-Check 2 Handheld PAM Fluorometer while performing testing of an ultrasound treatment system.  Triton found the Ballast-Check 2 to be accurate as well as easy to use.  >>Read the report here Blog … Continue reading

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