Nalgene Storm Water Sampler
- Affordable, convenient, and EPA compliant
- Eliminates the need for sample transfer before transport to lab
- Can be securely mounted in storm water ditch, stream, or storm grate outfall
|77275||Storm Water Sampler, single use HDPE bottles, pack of 4|
|Usually ships in 3-5 days|
|77271||Storm Water Sampler mounting kit, reusable|
|Usually ships in 3-5 days|
The Storm Water Sampler collects a full one-liter sample of first flush storm water within the first 30 minutes of a rain event in compliance with EPA sampling requirements. A floating ball valve seals off the sample collection port to prevent co-mingling with run-off water as well as volatile analyte loss. Water flows through the sampler's collection funnel directly into a Nalgene sample bottle so that no sample transfer is necessary before transport to the lab.
After sampling is complete, remove the collection bottle from the reusable storm water sampler mounting kit's tube (see accessories). Simply discard the bottle's collection funnel and replace with a standard Nalgene closure for leakproof transport. To do future sampling, just insert a new storm water sampler in the tube. Because a new sample bottle is used each time, no decontamination is needed. The Storm Water Sampler can be securely mounted in a storm water ditch, stream, or storm grate outfall using the storm water sampler mounting kit.
- Sampler Dimensions: 13.2" H x 3.8" Dia.
- Mounting Kit Dimensions: 15.6" H x 4.6" Dia.
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