Your dedicated water lab
MEA-nl (Marine Eco Analytics) is a commercial and independent test facility with two laboratories. Globally, we are one of the key players in the field of ballast water treatment for sea-going ships. MEA-nl uses naturally available, ambient water for all its testing purpose. An important mission for the forthcoming years is to expand our activities both within the ballast water industry and other water treatment purposes.
- Determination of the content of insolubles at our laboratory
- Filtration of insolubles at our Test Facility Barge, determination of the content or insolubles at our laboratory
- Quantitative determination of the density of ciliates (10-50 microns) in water
A further description of this scope can be found here.
Ballast Water analysis
MEA-nl has been performing Type Approval (TA) projects for ballast water treatment systems for more than 15 years. This included more than 30 ballast water treatment systems.
Besides this, we are able to perform Vessel General Permit sampling on-board of vessels. We have already succesfully performed VGP analyses for vessels using ballast water treatment without use of active substances (such as UV treatment).
Prevention of invasive species also priority in shellfish industry
It is well-known fact that the shell-fish industry contributes significantly to the world-wide introduction of harmful species. National and regional (European) regulations have been established to regulate this major ‘vector’ of invasive species. Another industry area where MEA-nl aims to make its contribution to the protection of our worlds’ oceans, rivers and coastlines.
Control of clean and safe swimming water
As an alternative to chlorine, UV water treatment has increased as a swimming pool water cleaning method. MEA-nl has performed a project to further improve UV application.
What’s your water challenge?
At MEA-nl, a dedicated team of water analysis specialists is at your disposal. What can we achieve for you?
On May 25th, MEA-nl has been accredited according the ISO/IEC 17025 Laboratory standard. We are very proud of this achievement, which can be considered as another milestone in our history. The standard enables MEA-nl to deepen its activities in the maritime ballast...read more
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