Prenart Super Quartz

The Prenart Super Quartz

The"perfect" soil water sampler
The new PRENART SUPER QUARTZ soil water sampler combines the inert character of PTFE with the good hydrological conductivity of silica flour in a unique way. The sampler works in all soil types, in all depths and under all conditions. All samplers are tested individually.

Technical specifications
Pore size
Avg. 2 microns
Dimensions
OD 21 mm x L 95 mm
Weight
50g
Porous area
33 cm2
Hydraulic conductivity
3.31x10-7 cm/sec
Bubble pressure
> 600 mb - 60 Kpa
Efficiency in water
2-3 ml/cm2/hr (600 mb)

No contamination.
The contamination from the PRENART SUPER QUARTZ sampler exposed to absolute clean water is below the detection limit for all elements.

No retention
The PRENART SUPER QUARTZ soil water sampler does not retain phosphorus, TOC or other element like similar samplers made of ceramic or porcelain do.

Comparisons of Prenart Super Quartz and ceramic soil water samplers
When Prenart Super Quartz and ceramic soil water samplers are installed in parallel within a distance of 10 cm from each other, the findings show that the ceramic soil water samplers retain both phosphorus and TOC (total organic carbon) to a larger degree than the Super Quartz samplers, especially at higher concentrations.


← Monthly mean concentrations of P (ppb) in soil water samples obtained with the PTFE and ceramic samplers plotted against each other.





← Monthly mean concentrations of TOC (ppm) in soil water samples obtained with the PTFE and ceramic samplers plotted against each other.