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Portable pump for micro plastic

23.565 - Portable pump for micro plastic particles
23.565 - Portable pump for micro plastic particles - shallow water:

A small, portable pump designed for collecting micro plastic particles at the water surface; but it can also be used for a maximum depth of 10 m.

The sampler can run sampling up to 4 different mesh sizes during one deployment, while keeping a precise account on the total volume, measured by a flow meter with digital read-out in L. The filter plates themselves can easily be removed thus supporting pumping with fewer or none filters at all. For stabilizing in high currents, a steering fin can be attached.

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, mostly used in lakes and shallow water. 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.

As a counter part to the more well-known Manta Trawl net the pump's counter gives users a digital read-out of amount of water, 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 5 m of cable for 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 V AC
• Power consumption: 0,75 kW
• Pump: AISI 304 stainless steel
• Flow meter: Digital read-out in liters
• 4 filter plates, 5000 µm, 500 µm, 300 µm and 100 µm comes as standard delivery
• Main rack: AISI 316 stainless steel
• Length, no fin: 640 mm
• Length, w/fin: 1120 mm
• Width: 365 mm
• Height: 465 mm
• Max. depth: 10 m
• Weight: 23 kg

23.565 - Portable pump for micro plastic particles.
Digital counter showing the pumped volume.
Various filters.