Does have Hach have an instrument that can measure active chlorophyll in ballast water?

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Published Date 09/08/2021
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Does have Hach have an instrument that can measure active chlorophyll in ballast water?
Summary
The BW680 Ballast Water Handheld Fluorometer measures active chlorophyll
Answer
The BW680 (Product # 2037700) measures active chlorophyll-a such as phytoplankton or cyanobacteria in ballast water. It will not give a concentration, but will display a result of RISK FAIL, RISK HIGH, or RISK LOW.
RISK FAIL: Active chlorophyll present. The sample fails IMO D2 standard.
RISK HIGH: Active chlorophyll detected. The sample may fail IMO D2 standard.
RISK LOW: Active chlorophyll is below detectable limits.
The BW680 does not quanitfy chlorophyll containing organisms.

Please also see: Is there a chlorophyll-a method for use with Hach Spectrophotometers?
 

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