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    The CTG UviLux Effluent fluorimeter enables in-situ real-time reporting of levels of sewage and BOD within both natural water systems and water processing plants. By use of UV fluorescence, the UviLux Sewage Monitor detects protein which is inherent within sewage and slurry and provides a means of assessing concentrations of sewage and slurry in solution with unparalleled accuracy and resolution. The principle behind the measurement is based on fluorescence excitation of Tryptophan-like fluorescence, within the UV wavelength band. Use of such fluorescence provides signal detection far superior to absorption methods currently in use. Studies have shown that use of such fluorescence provides robust and repeatable measurements of sewage and slurry solutions, and correlates with both BOD and Bacterial Contamination.
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CTG hand held imaging fluorometer for optimising crop spray deposits trialled on cherry orchards in Kent

“We have developed our first prototype of a hand held imaging fluorometer which measures the spray deposits on crops,” reports CTG’s specialist Maira Butt. “Field trials were carried out last month to test the prototype on Cherry orchids in Sevenoaks, UK.

These trials have helped in our understanding of how well the device is functioning practically e.g. battery life, spray coverage analysis. These insight will be used to further enhance the development of our commercial product,” concluded Maira.

CTG is working with a number of the UK’s leading horticultural producers, under a Innovate UK funded project, who recognize the importance of setting new standards of best practice for crop spraying. This new technology will enable spray operators to determine and optimize sprayer performance e.g. according to crop structure, growth and weather conditions, as well as quality assure spray applications and check for off-target contamination. It is anticipated that this technology will readily transfer throughout agriculture and horticulture industry.

Background:
Crop sprayers throughout the world are used to making spray applications of pesticides and other agrochemicals to crops as a vital part of crop protection and production. However, although sprayer operators are provided with instructions on the dose, spray volume and quality to be applied and sprayer manufacturers provide standard methods of setting up sprayers, they have no ready means of measuring the results of their spray applications in the field in terms of the amount, cover and distribution of spray deposit achieved, nor benchmarking them against best practice. The results of spray applications are variable because they are greatly affected by the method of spray application (sprayer type and set up), crop growth stage and architecture and meteorological conditions at the time of application. If spray deposits could be easily measured in the field, spray applications could be optimised, achieving better, more consistent results and avoiding wastage. Current methods of assessing spray deposits in the field (water sensitive papers, visual inspection) are unsatisfactory and seldom implemented.

The CTG hand held imaging fluorometer captures and analyses fluorescent images of spray deposits on plant surfaces so that spray deposits (amount, cover, variation) can be rapidly quantified by spray operators in the field. This will enable spray operators to determine and optimise sprayer performance as well as quality assure spray applications.

For more information & high quality images, please contact Ellen Keegan, Communications Manager.

https://goo.gl/ylj3uv

CTG Uvilux fluorometer monitors river contamination following diesel truck spill in Sao Paulo

diesel truck Brazilian oil spil on roadAg Solve, Brazil were called to the scene of an accident involving a large oil tanker on the Bandeirantes Highway, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The spill of 30,000 litres of diesel oil from the tanker caused soil and water contamination. Mauro Banderali from Ag Solve used a CTG Uvilux to track the pollutant in the surrounding rivers.

“We had already checked the water quality of the river before the accident using the CTG Uvilux,” said Mauro. The UviLux had reported very low hydrocarbon readings (5-20 units). When we monitored the water after the accident the UviLux registered 60-70 units. We then checked the water quality in a lake that supplies the city, and again the hydrocarbon readings were high.” Mauro Banderali and his team continued their survey in the City of Indaiatuba where they found the tap water contained 80 units of hydrocarbons. The Ag Solve team concluded that contamination of the water was high and that further monitoring would be required to better evaluate the environmental damage and best remediation methods. Full story – https://goo.gl/MSXIyd

CTG will be exhibiting at the WEFTEC 2017, Chicago (30 Sept – 3 Oct)

CTG will be exhibiting at the WEFTEC 2017 Conference & Exhibition in Chicago during 30 September – 3 October 2017 in the UK Pavilion with the UK DIT and British Water. On display will be CTG’s range of on-line & portable water quality monitoring systems. Justin Dunning will be presenting on CTG’s new Multi-Parameter fluorometer which can be configured for detection of a number of compounds including Algae, Tryptophan (for Bacterial Monitoring / BOD) and Hydrocarbons…..more details to follow! For more information, please contact ekeegan@chelsea.co.uk.

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST REGULATIONS TO HELP SHIPS BECOME GREENER & PREVENT POLLUTION – CTG DEMONSTRATE CUTTING EDGE SOLUTIONS AT OCEAN BUSINESS!

We will be showcasing our water quality monitors for ballast water treatment & exhaust gas cleaning systems at Ocean Business, Southampton, UK, with a classroom demonstration on Wednesday 5 April at 1200 in the Ray Beverton room.
The team will be on hand to present Sea Sentry & FastBallast, which provide the shipping industry with accurate monitoring systems for Green Ship Regulations. Sea Sentry has been certified by DNV.GL & monitors both the inlet and outlet of water, so that ship operators can be extremely confident that their scrubber systems are working effectively. FastBallast, is able to rapidly test phytoplankton concentrations at the D2 (10 to 50 µm) regulatory limit with the same degree of accuracy as shore based analyses, but in any water type and at the time of discharge.

For more information contact Ellen Keegan (ekeegan@chelsea.co.uk)

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CTG appoint DONGMOON ENT Co (Korea) to represent their water quality compliance monitors for ballast water & exhaust gas cleaning systems.

“We are delighted to announce the appointment of DONGMOON ENT Co. as overseas representative for our range of maritime products,” said CTG’s Stephanie Lavelle. “DONGMOON ENT will promote our range of water quality monitors for ballast water treatment and exhaust gas cleaning systems in Korea, China, Singapore, Taiwan & Japan”.

“Both their geographical location and expertise make DONGMOON ENT Co a perfect fit for us,” said Stephanie Lavelle. “They now have a Sea Sentry, Wash Water Monitor for Ship Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems and a FastBallast Portable Ballast Water Compliance Monitor in-country available for demonstration.”

The team at CTG has developed Sea Sentry and FastBallast to provide the shipping industry with the most accurate monitoring systems for Green Ship Regulations available. Sea Sentry has been certified by DNV.GL and monitors both the inlet and outlet of water, so that ship operators can be extremely confident that their scrubber systems are working effectively. FastBallast, is able to rapidly test phytoplankton concentrations at the D2 (10 to 50 µm) regulatory limit with the same degree of accuracy as shore based analyses, but in any water type and at the time of discharge.

Read More – https://goo.gl/EgkzaASMM

For more information please contact:  
Mr Dong Moon
DONGMOON ENT CO., LTD.
#501~#505, Woolim e-Biz Center II,
12, Digital-ro 33-gil
Guro-gu, Seoul 08377
Korea
Tel.+ 82-2-890-3591(Ext 112)
dongmoonent@naver.com
www.dongmoonent.co.kr/

Are you attending Ocean Business (4-6 April, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton)? 

If so, visit us on Stand T8 or attend our maritime products demonstration where Stephanie Lavelle will outline CTG’s water quality monitors for ballast water treatment & exhaust gas cleaning systems.


Chelsea Technologies Group contacts: 

Stephanie Lavelle:, Tel: +44(0) 7766 604894
Ellen Keegan, Tel: +44(0) 208 481 9019 (Media)

Stephanie Lavelle will be demonstrating the CTG FastBallast Compliancy Monitor at the BWMTech Conf, 5/6 Dec, Tower Bridge Hilton

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Stephanie Lavelle will be demonstrating the CTG FastBallast Compliancy Monitor at the BWMTech Conference, 5/6 Dec, Tower Bridge Hilton, London

FastBallast Portable Ballast Water Compliance Monitor is capable of determining the phytoplankton cell density of ballast water at the IMO D2 & USCG Discharge Standards (10 to 50 um range). Its available as a portable dual function discrete & flow-through analysis system, solely as a portable discrete sampling system or as a fully integrated system for continual flow-through analysis.  slavelle@chelsea.co.uk. https://goo.gl/yXIGPT

BACTEST Ltd partners with CTG to add a test for phytoplankton to the new “Speedy Breedy SeaSure®” treated ballast water compliancy monitor.

In order to bring Speedy Breedy SeaSure® to market, BACTEST Ltd teamed up with Chelsea Technologies Group to test for Phytoplankton and with international water testing company Palintest Ltd to measure chemical contamination, meaning that SpeedyBreedy SeaSure® is a one-stop shop to determine if treated ballast water is compliant to IMO D2, VGP and other standards and the only ballast water testing solution suitable of testing for microbial, phytoplankton and chemical contamination.

“We are aa leading innovator in the field of ballast water compliancy monitoring,” said Stephanie Lavelle, CTG’s Maritime Manager. “Our portable and ultra-sensitive ballast water compliance monitor, FastBallast, is able to rapidly test phytoplankton concentrations at the D2 (10 to 50 µm) regulatory limit with the same degree of accuracy as shore based analyses. We are delighted to have partnered with BACTEST in the launch of their new Speedy Breedy SeaSure®.” https://goo.gl/wpKMoS

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Speedy Breedy SeaSure® has been developed specifically as a solution to test if Ballast Water has been treated in accordance with the IMO D2, VGP and other standards. These standards set targets for ballast water treatment to reduce or completely remove certain bacteria to include E.Coli, Enterococci and Toxigenic Cholera, chemicals and phytoplankton.