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For over 45 years we have specialized in providing sensitive, reliable and easy-to-use fluorometers for environmental and industrial uses. We believe we supply more of these kinds of instruments than any other company in the world.

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Detection of UV-treatment effects on plankton by rapid analytic tools for ballast water compliance monitoring immediately following treatment

The effects on phytoplankton from UV treatment systems is an area of concern as some methods may run into problems when trying to accurately estimate cell counts after UV treatment.  A detailed study by Bradie et al in Journal of Sea Research (2018) explored how well rapid indicative tools can estimate cell counts compared ...
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Summary of Ballast Check 2 as an Assessment Tool for Monitoring Ballast Water Discharge Compliance in Hawaii

In 2017 the Department of Land and Natural Resources (Division of Aquatic Resources), headed by Julie Kuo, finished testing a Ballast-Check 2 Handheld Fluorometer which is used for rapidly indicating if ballast water is within compliance levels set by D2 discharge standards. Results showed that the Ballast-Check 2, optimize ...
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New Ballast-Check 2 Data Reporting

Turner Designs recently developed new data reporting software which ensures data integrity as requested by Saudi Aramco.  The new software writes Ballast-Check™ 2 results directly to a PDF report which cannot be altered.  Saudi Aramco is now able to ramp up their use of indicative compliance tools for collecting dat ...
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DataBank Handheld Datalogger now includes Internal GPS

Turner Designs’ Databank Handheld Datalogger is upgraded to include an internal GPS chipset allowing users to log GPS coordinates along with measurement data for location tracking.  Using GPS & GLONASS Global Navigation Satellite System, DataBank provides horizontal position accuracy of 2.5 meters.  DataBank stores ...
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Ballast-Check 2 approved by Saudi Aramco for Indicative Compliance Testing

Following detailed scientific and technical evaluation by the Environmental Protection Department of Saudi Aramco, the Turner Designs’ Ballast-Check 2 Handheld PAM Fluorometer (USA) is approved as a valid Ballast Water Sampling Instrument.  Saudi Aramco will now accept results from certified technicians using Turner Desi ...
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PhytoFind in situ Algal Classification Simplifies Identification of Harmful Algae

Environmental conditions are changing leading to significant shifts in algal populations. An example of this is the noticeable worldwide increase in Harmful Algal Blooms, primarily cyanobacteria. Identifying algal groups within a total phytoplankton population is critical as some groups can be toxic, affecting public he ...
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Predicting HAB Events with the CyanoFluor