In addition to invasive aquatic species, ballast water also contains a large diversity of (harmful) organisms, such as bacteria and viruses. The IMO has strict requirements for the control and management of ballast water in the form of two standards: D1 and the more stringent D2. For ships sailing in US waters, there are additional regulations, such as the obligation to test for vibrio cholerae.
With the Normec MTS sample kit you can sample your ballast water according to the applicable standards and guidelines. The diagram below shows the (recommended) test frequency, the sampling points and the type of test we perform on your ballast water.
Total Residual Oxidisers (TRO) as Cl or Cl2