Thrust Areas Ecosystem Water Institute Classification Level
Water, Land Use and Ecosystems Water and Climate Water and Society Water Resources Sustainability Springs Wetlands Watersheds Aquifers Lakes Coastal Zone  Water Institute Classification 1  Water Institute Classification 2  Water Institute Classification 3  Water Institute Classification 4
     

Development of an Inexpensive, Submersible, Automatic Water Sampler
Contract No:  47412
Goals and Objectives
 
Commercially available automatic water samplers require deployment onshore and typically allow samples to remain open to the atmosphere after collection. They are typically designed for developed water systems that are easily accessible. They can be expensive, limiting the number that can be deployed at any one time. This project developed a new sampler that is deployable in the water to be collected. The sample chambers are syringes that are powered by springs and a sealed with solenoid valves powered by a 12V battery and controlled by a microprocessor.
 
Planned Outputs
(1) Peer reviewed publication
(2) Patent
 
Available Outputs

Title: An inexpensive, automatic, submersible water sampler. Limnology and Oceanog: Methods 2: 398-405.
Authors: Martin, J.B., Thomas, R.C., and K.M. Hartl

Title: Photo of Device
Authors: Thomas, R.S.

Title: Press release: Patented water sampling device ready to be licensed
Authors: Thomas, R.C., J.B. Martin
Project Lead
Martin, Jonathan
 
Project Participants
Martin, Jonathan
 
Additional Participants
Ray Thomas
 
EcoSystem:
Coastal Zones
Watersheds
 
WIClassLevel: 
Level 1: WI Affiliated Faculty Project
 
ThrustArea: 
Water, Land Use and Ecosystems
 
Sponsor
NATL SCIENCE FOU
 
Grant Award Dates
1/1/2000 to 12/31/2003