Laboratory

To conduct analyses, MEA-nl has an own lab in the port of Den Oever, where we conduct biological analyses. For shipboard tests we will take our equipment to the vessels to do analyses on the spot. Sampling and analyses include organic and inorganic compounds, chemistry of the water composition, easy chemicals and micro-biological analyses.

All analytical methods are in accordance with ISO and EPA standards. New methods are under development and validated to the ISO standards as appropriate as in the marine biology still lots of lessens can be learned. In addition, analytical methods as approved by IMO (BWM.2/Circ. 61) can be conducted.

Examples of those analyses are:

  • Hydro-biology
    • Analyses on the group of organisms ³ 50 micron
    • Analyses on the group of organisms ³ 10 and < 50 micron
    • Analyses on the group of organisms < 10 micron
  • Water chemistry
    • Total Suspended Solids (TSS), Material Matter (MM), Particulate Organic Material (POM), Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC), Dissolved Oxygen (DO), Salinity (PSU), pH, UV transmittance, nutrients
  • Micro-biology
    • Total bacteria, heterotrophic bacteria, E. coli, Enterococci, Vibrio cholerae
  • Disinfection By-Products (DBP) and Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET)
    • Analyses on DBP can be conducted as well as acute and chronic toxicity on vertebrates, non-vertebrates and plants. Those analyses will be conducted in consultation with specialized and accredited laboratories in this field of expertise.
  • Any others
    • We have a network of laboratories covering the globe for any request or local solutions.

ISO 17025 Certified Laboratory

MEA-nl received accreditation by the Dutch Accreditation Council (RvA) for a number of analyses.

A further description can be found on our certificate of the RvA and our scope can be found
here.