T3I's Research and Microbiology Laboratory is located in the Ship Point Research Park in Solomons, MD.
The Company has extensive microbiological and chemical analytical equipment for its R&D and demonstration efforts. Ballast water exchange, Zebra Mussel fouling and commercial
aquaculture research is also conducted at the Ship Point laboratory.
The laboratory houses a 1,000 gallon capacity closed loop and flow-through UV demonstration fluid treatment system, which is used to conduct testing for prospective customers from the automotive, farm equipment, aerospace and commercial shipping industries on their respective lubricants, coolants, process water samples and waste material.
A plant-scale coolant reservoir (photo right) is used to benchmark FASTAC performance at T3I's product development center.
T3I's research staff is engaged full time in microbiology, toxicology and marine biological research and product development, internally and sponsored, to ensure up to date, state of the art treatment methodology, algorithms and products.
At right a microbiologist uses a spread plate method with serial dilution. The plated samples are incubated to quantify bacterial concentrations in metalworking fluids. A similar process is used for waste water, drinking water, aquaculture and ballast waters.
The company welcomes prospective customers with fluid contamination questions and challenges to use our convenient inquiry response form.