McLane’s Phytoplankton sampler (PPS) is a time-series, in-situ instrument that collects 24 individual, filtered particulate samples. The PPS is suited for analyzing trace metals, phytoplankton, zooplankton and micro-plastics. A multi-port valve keeps samples separate, and pumps water directly onto a 47 mm filter. The PPS is deployed on a fixed mooring. Deployments can be up to 14 months and as deep as 5,500 m. A drop-in battery holder is powered with user replaceable “D” cell alkaline batteries.
There are also several options to fit your project needs:
- A Fixative Valve provides a secondary intake and exhaust path to flood each filter holder with fixative after sample collection. This sample preservation is useful for later genomic analysis.
- An Antifouling Solution Reservoir provides a 500ml reservoir for a post-sample flush with anti fouling fluid of your choice. An Anitfouling flush helps to prevent biofouling between sample events.
- The Standard pump speed is 125 ml/min. A 250 ml/min pump is also available.
Contact us to discuss these options and their suitability for your science.