Biocides used to control biofouling in water systems can result in a discharge of products that can be harmful to the receiving environment. It is known, for instance, that chlorination of surface water produces byproducts like trihalomethanes (THM). Our staff has enormous expertise in evaluating the environmental impacts of biocide use in industrial water systems. They are experienced and knowledgeable about chlorination chemistry and the impacts of potential byproducts – especially the identification of chlorination byproducts – like THMs in seawater – whose sampling, conservation and analysis require a specific approach due to the seawater matrix. Our staff carries out sampling exercises and data interpretation that’s evaluated according to local regulations. EPA and EU directives are also taken into account to calculate a realistic environmental impact based on the measured concentrations.