The T3I scientific team has a proven track record in the efficient conversion of fundamental technological developments from concept to commercial deployment.
Of particular import for the company's FASTAC System, T3I's management team has demonstrated capabilities in the development and commercialization of excimer gas lasers, high voltage generators, plasma processing, ultraviolet light production in rare gases, advanced oxidation techniques for air pollutant and hazardous waste treatment, optical particle counters for detection of contaminates in semiconductor process baths, including ultra pure water, and detection of cryptosporidium and giardia in drinking water following filtration & chlorination and automotive plant production equipment.
T3I's Research and Microbiology Laboratory occupies 3,000 ft2 of laboratory and office space located in the Ship Point Research Park in Solomons, MD. At T3I's Ship Point R&D center, researchers analyze samples sent from prospective customers, and study the fundamental microbiology and ecology of metal working fluids.
The T3I research team conducts microbiology, marine biology, environmental toxicology, bacteriology and chemistry experiments and studies. The laboratory houses a 1,000 gallon Metal Working Fluids (MWF) test stand and several small scale fluid treatment systems, used to conduct testing for prospective customers and evaluate the samples of lubricants, coolants, and process water sent in by prospective customers.
Researchers use these test stands for controlled irradiation of fluid samples to benchmark FASTAC performance, and simulate treatment conditions found at customer sites. The company's extensive microbiological and chemical analytical equipment support both internal R&D and field demonstration efforts.
The Ship Point laboratory conducts applications and basic research into ballast water exchange, zebra mussel fouling and commercial aquaculture research.
T3I's Maryland facility has access to natural environmental aquaculture facilities and a wet laboratory available at University of Maryland Chesapeake Biological Laboratory with both filtered and unfiltered Chesapeake Bay water from the Patuxent River.
These facilities allow controlled environmental experimentation with a variety of estuarine organisms. The laboratory is equipped with seawater temperature control, and like Ship Point, has the ability to perform experiments in variable ambient salinity simulating a range of seasonal and geographical conditions.
T3I's research team continues to develop unique tools and advanced analytical protocols for microorganism identification and characterization. These allow T3I to monitor FASTAC performance in metal working fluids and will enable the development of groundbreaking disinfection systems for other fluids.
Among these is a T3I proprietary Test Apparatus that allows an exact scale demonstration of plant like situations and subsequent microbial responses to UV treatment.
Patents have been issued for:
The Company is continuing its research to develop new technologies and plans to file for additional patents.
- Sterilization of Opaque Fluids with UV Radiation
- Lamp for Generating High Power Ultraviolet Radiation
The company welcomes prospective customers with fluid contamination questions and challenges to use our convenient inquiry response form.