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Plastic particle pump

Pump 1
23.580 - Micro plastic particle pump:

KC Denmark's Micro Plastic Particle Pump was originally developed during our participation in the EU project named CleanSea, the goal for the original project was to measure plastic particles in oceans and lakes with extreme precision in the amount of water sampled. Live view of the pumped volume. The pump can run continuously, or you can program it for a specific volume.

The sampler is able to run sampling on 4 different mesh sizes during one deployment, while keeping a precise account on the total volume, measured by a magnetic/inductive flow meter with an accuracy of typical 0,035 %.

Due to its very flexible range of filter sizes (ranging from 1000 µm down to 100 µm), it has proven itself a very useful tool in sampling plastic particles in the ocean as well as lakes. Other sizes (down to 20 µm) on request; in general, we recommend 50 µm as a minimum; a small mesh size may clog very fast thus reducing the pump's capacity. The filter plates themselves can easily be removed thus supporting pumping with fewer or none filters at all.

As a counter part to the more well known Manta Trawl net the pump's onboard computer gives users the chance to program the precise amount of water they want sampled, ensuring them a very precise data that is fully able to be compared with other samples done with similar pumps with very high scientific guarantees; this is primary due to the fact that the water pumped is first measured after it has gone through the filters preventing any faulty data with organic material clogging up the filter sample area.

Standard delivery comes with 20 m of cable for the data and the power supply. Extension of the cable length to be ordered together with the pump. IMPORTANT: The pump must be deployed by a separate steel wire or similar, as the cable cannot bear the pump's weight. Deploying this pump requires a constant relief of the cable in its entire length, to avoid any cable damage because of the cable's weight.

Technical information:

• Capacity: 12000L/hour. Approx. 200L/min. at 0 m water column, with no filters
• Power supply: 230 VAC
• Power consumption: 0,75 kW
• Pump: AISI 304 stainless steel
• Flow meter: Magnetic/inductive, accuracy typical 0,035 %
• 4 filter plates, 5000 µm, 500 µm, 300 µm and 100 µm comes as standard delivery
• Main rack: AISI 316 stainless steel
• Zinc anodes to protect against corrosion
• Control box made of aluminium, touch screen for programming and emergency stop
• Footprint, pump: 60 x 60 cm
• Max. depth: 40 m
• Length: 137 cm
• Weight, pump: 49,2 kg
• Weight, control box and floor stand: 24 kg
• Weight, total (pump, control box and 20 m of cable: 85 kg

23.580 - Micro plastic particle pump shown with control box and floor stand.
23.580 - Micro plastic particle pump comes with a steering fin, preventing cable from twisting during deployment.
Close up of the control box for the plastic pump, the pump is equipped with a PLC unit, and a touch screen, giving you an easy overview of the pumps current status as well as making the programming of the unit an easy task.
Filter plates, which come as a standard delivery in the system, protection screen, 5000, 500, 300 and 100 µm.
Close up on the removable filter section.
Complete set of cables for power and data transmission.
The display shows pumped volume and run time for the session.