Research & Development

Research & Development

Water treatment systems often start with a bright idea. The silver bullet for all types of water is still not there. In our workshop and lab we can conduct bench-scale tests on components and complete installations, including filtration techniques, in mutual consultation. This enables you to make sure that every step has the desired effect. Finally, full-scale tests can be conducted on board our Floating Test Facility.

Water can be treated for many reasons. MEA-nl has conducted tests and analyses on swimming pool systems (UV, Chlorination), filtration techniques, cooling water systems, ozone cleaning systems and many others. We can pump large volumes of water, challenge your treatment system, take samples and conduct analysis to measure the effectiveness of your system.


Cooling water systems

The exchange of heat is an important factor in the growth of organisms. Cooling water systems are ideal locations for organisms to hide and to spread undesirably.

In our tanks, we can simulate a flow and in consultation adjust heat as required.


Filtration is a major part of water treatment. It has often proved that filtration of seawater is complex. Whilst in wastewater plants the contents of the water is often known, for seawater this is unpredictable. This depends on the area (up-river or mid-ocean), depth of the water (shallow, sand or clay), weather conditions (stormy and turbulent), tidal effects (in/outbound and water depth), seasonal effects (high organism load), stickiness of the components (slime algea).

This all affects the filtration but even more important, the ability of the filter to clean itself. On ambient water, we can challenge your filter under different conditions. For this purpose, we can also augment the water with even more challenging components.

One-stop shop water analysis

MEA-nl can offer you all kinds of tests and water analysis, but our strength is to translate your demand into a useful, practical and cost-effective solution.

With the many environmental regulations that have arisen the last decades, ballast water represents another challenge to be covered. We provide a ‘one-stop shop’ service for your demands and like to pick up the challenge with our test facility, laboratories and our wide-spread network.



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