HF scientific is environmentally inclined in their development and manufacturing process. They produce instrumentation, test kits and chemical reagents used for monitoring water quality in a variety of applications including Industrial and Municipal water treatment as well as marine Ballast Water Treatment Systems that help eliminate the damaging effects of invasive species in the environment. In fact the vast majority of Ballast Water Treatment Systems are equipped with TRO sensors manufactured by HF scientific.
Ballast water is essential for safe & efficient shipping operations and stabilizing steel-hulled vessels at sea. Ballast water provides a variety of critical functions, such as maintaining balance, stability, and structural integrity on non-cargo voyages or when cargo is unloaded. While the benefits of ballast water are numerous, it can also post serious ecological, economic, and health problems when marine species carried in a ships’ ballast water are transported to a new location. Bacteria, microbes, small invertebrates, eggs, cysts, and larvae of various species can be transferred from their native environment to a new geographic area. Once there they can reproduce and become invasive, out-compete native species, and multiply into pest proportions. The effects can be devastating, and data shows that bio-invasions are both on the rise and continue to impact new locations. GESAMP BWWG (Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection-Ballast Water Working Group) recommends the DPD colorimetric measurement as the preferred method for TRO.
HF scientific, are committed to improving the quality of the world’s water supply through innovative design, manufacture, and distribution of the highest quality laboratory, field, and online products for the marine and shipping industry. Their rugged, dependable, and easy-to use instrumentation provides accurate measurement of the total residual oxidant (TRO) of ballast water, desalination, or wastewater treatment equipment onboard. For 30+ years HF scientific has used its expertise to develop specialized devices for measuring and assessing water quality, including equipment for monitoring parameters such as free and total chlorine, turbidity, streaming current, and UV% transmission.
HF scientific is an active participant in national and international organizations involved with the development of standards for our industry. With an experienced design team and a worldwide network of sales representatives, HF scientific is on course with meeting anticipated product demands as our world moves into the third millennium. They are members in good standing with the American Water Works Association, Water Environment Federation and National Rural Water Association.