Monitoring for compliance
Rapid testing that prevents delay
The B-QUA kit* using an ATP-Based detection method called ATP-metry 2nd Generation (ATP 2G). This innovative rapid method was developed and scientifically validated to indicate the number of living organisms in ballast water. It can be used on board of vessels and to provide clear indications of compliance or non-compliance with the discharge regulations regarding international standards as IMO and USCG. This new method is a part of the ballast water management plan. The ballast water kit provides materials to perform 100 analyses for each fraction: zooplankton (≥50µm), phytoplankton (≥10-<50µm) and bacteria.
*Filtration membrane and ATP extraction for zooplankton (≥50µm), phytoplankton (≥10-<50µm) by beads beating are developed and manufactured by aqua-tools (France), chemicals reagents are provided by LuminUltra (Canada), and validation has been done by aqua-tools (France) and SGS Group (Switzerland). Ballast water equipment tool are proposed by aqua-tools (France).
• Journal of Sea research - Bradie J et al. (2017) A shipboard comparison of analytic methods for ballast water compliance monitoring.
• Journal of Sea research - Lo Curto A et al. (2017) Ballast Water compliance monitoring: a new application for ATP.
• Journal of Sea Research. Bonggil H et al. (2017) Development of an ATP assay for rapid onboard testing to detect living microorganisms in ballast water.
aqua-tools provides a certified analysis that facilitates compliance with international standards for ballast water discharge.
• Measure the total biomass of the regulated categories of micro-organisms;
• Evaluate the regulatory compliance of ballast water before discharge into ocean water;
• Evaluation of treatment technologies and BWM systems;
• Manage your Ballast water management plan;
• A quick indicative compliance checks of the ballast water regulation ;
Compliance with IMO (International Maritime Organization, Ballast Water Management Convention) et USCG (United States Coast Guard, Regulation 46 CFR 162.060) regulations.
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