Respiration and Flux Chambers, allowing to sample air and measure gas flux rates in closed or open systems, in the lab or field. Vial Evacuator and Conditioner for preparing sample exetainers. A broad variety of custom scientific tools and instruments related to air sampling and gas flux / gaseous particle measurements (whole air / sorbent tubes) - for lab, field and UAV use is available. Versatile and cost-effective Qubit Gas Analysers for CO2, O2, Methane and H2, dissolved O2 and CO2 sensors, and gas switching / gas control instrumentation.
AS-100 Whole Air Sampler (Vials) for Lab & Field use. Automated sampling of gas aliquots into evacuated vials. 12 V System for Laboratory and Field deployment.
AS-110 UAV-based Whole Air Vial Sampler. For automatic, innovative air sampling campaigns and environmental monitoring tasks with medium-sized UAVs. 12 vials per flight. Manual or auto trigger sampling.
AS-101 Sorbent Tube Air Sampler for Lab & Field use. Automated sampling of gases and volatiles with a large range of compatible sorbent tubes. 12 V system for laboratory and field use.
AS-111 UAV-based Sorbent Tube Sampler. For automatic air, pollutants (particulate matter etc.) and (plant) volatile sampling campaigns with UAVs / drones. Four Sorbent Tubes per flight. Manual or auto trigger sample collection.
GF-500 Autosampler Soil Respiration. Automated, open chamber system for high-throughput soil respiration measurements in environmental chambers. Compatible with IRGA systems, Picarro etc.
EV-101 Vial Evacuator / Conditioner. Automatically evacuates and purges sample vials with helium. Cost effective solution for preparing air sample vials/exetainers.
PTFE Flux Chamber. For gas and particulate matter flux experiments involving highly reactive substances such as (biogenic) volatile organic compounds (BVOCs) or ozone. Teflon-coated base, air inlets and PET bags to minimise impact on reactive substances. Fully customisable outlets and plant (canopy) insertion table.
Ecosystem Respiration Chamber. For in situ gas exchange measurements & isotopic labelling. Internal fan, gas and sensor outlets, sealing frame to soil... various customisation options available. The chambers are a perfect match for gas analysers and gas control systems.
Small Respiration Chambers. For measuring gas exchange on small pots, growth tubes, rhizoboxes and soil respiration rings. Fully customisable - metal, transparent plastic, round, square, etc.
CO2 Gas Analysers, 0-2000 ppm. Single channel flow-through non-dispersive infrared CO2 analysers that measure CO2 (gas phase) in the range 0 to 2000 ppm with 1 ppm resolution. Robust stand-alone version with pump and flow meter (Q-S157) and modular version (Q-S151) available.
CO2 Gas Analysers, 10%. For high CO2 concentrations, adapted NDIR analysers are available for the 0-5% and 0-10% CO2 ranges.
Dissolved CO2 Analyser (DCO2). Measures dissolved pCO2 in water at atmospheric pressure. The system consists of a DCO2 sampler with accessories and a non-dispersive IR CO2 analyser.
O2 Gas Analysers. Single channel or differential flow or stop-flow O2 analysers for measuring the oxygen concentration (gas phase) in the 0-25% or 0-100% range with a high accuracy. Robust stand-alone version with pump and flow meters (Q-S108), modular version (Q-S102) and unique DOX differential oxygen analyser (Q-S104) available.
Dissolved O2 Sensors (DOX). Both optical and polarographic sensors are available. Dissolved Oxygen (DO) Cuvette Electrodes for measuring the production or consumption of dissolved oxygen in liquid suspensions - Q-OX1LP O2 Set available. Luminescence technology provides fast, simple and accurate measurements of DO in solutions.
CO2 and O2 Gas Analyser, with a combination of a flow-through non-dispersive infrared CO2 analyser, a galvanic cell O2 sensor and a built-in pressure sensor. Various versions are available with/without pump and mass flow monitor.
Methane Analysers. Methane analysers use the latest non-dispersive infrared (NDIR) technology to measure methane levels in a flowing gas in the range 0-500 or 0-5000 ppm. Various versions are available for gas phase measurements in the laboratory or in the field.
Hydrogen H2 Analyser. Flow-through H2 gas analyser for measurements of hydrogen gas in the range 0-100 ppm. The H2 analysers can be customised for higher range measurements.
Gas Switching, Multiplexing Systems. The systems allow gas exchange measurements of multiple samples with one set of gas analysers. Stop flow and open flow configurations are available for 4/8 chamber switching systems.
Gas Control and Mixing Systems. Gas control and Gas mixing systems regulate solenoid valves and control the levels of gases such as CO2, O2, CH4 and H2O vapour within a plant chamber or an animal cabinet. The system can e.g. be used to control CO2 and 13CO2 levels or to maintain elevated or reduced O2 or water vapour levels.
VSI Gas Flux & Air Sampling Systems. Gas exchange measurements (e.g. of greenhouse gases including CO2) are often made using the closed non-steady-state chamber technique, where a chamber is placed on the soil or mesocosms for a short period and the change in gas concentrations in the chamber headspace is monitored over time, either by continuous measurements (IRGA etc.) or by sampling gas aliquots from the chamber headspace into evacuated vials or sorption tubes. The resulting time series of gas concentration measurements provides an estimate of the surface-atmosphere exchange with the plot / mesocosm / potted plant on which the chamber is installed. In open dynamic systems (= steady-state flow-through systems), fresh ambient air is pumped into or extracted from a chamber and the flux is calculated from the air flow rate and the difference in concentration between the air entering and leaving the chamber after the air in the chamber headspace has reached a steady state. Air sampling ex situ for research and environmental monitoring of pollution can be done similarly by on-line measurements with gas analysers or by sampling for later analysis of air samples in the laboratory. While gas flux measurement systems, especially chambers, can be made of transparent PMMA (acrylic, plexiglass) for analysis of common gas concentrations and where plants are involved, chamber and tubing materials such as PTFE (Teflon) are required for experiments with highly reactive substances. Soil respiration chambers are often made of metal or plastic and, importantly, should be designed to open and close automatically (to match the sampling intervals of the connected analysers) for long-term in situ measurements. Finally, our whole air or sorbent tube samplers allow for the collection of gas samples in glass vials or sorbent tubes - where the sample can be preserved for subsequent analysis using laboratory equipment. Samples can be collected on the command of an operator or sampling can be triggered by events or time schedules - making the air samplers highly applicable to various field or laboratory settings and even enabling the use of UAVs to sample larger parts of the troposphere and inaccessible areas.