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New Tests for Ballast Water Contamination

March 25, 2014

Photo: Speedy Breedy

Photo: Speedy Breedy

The new upgrade for Speedy Breedy enables it to test for contamination in Ballast Water in accordance with the Ballast Water Treatment Performance Standard (D2) as set out by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

According to the manufacturer, the new features enable Speedy Breedy to test for the three bacteria as set out in the D2 standard, Vibrio (Cholera), E. coli and Enterococcus, to enumerate contamination in CFUs (colony forming units) and then to pasteurize the sample so that it can be disposed of as regular waste.

Speedy Breedy is now able to be used on land or at sea to test that Ballast Water can be safely discharged into our seas and oceans, and can detect any of the D2 trio.

In case Vibrio (Cholera), E. coli or Enterococcus are detected, the new pasteurization process to the Ballast Water Protocol allows the decontamination of the culture vessel and its safe disposal as normal waste.

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