PONSEL DIGISENS Probe Guard
- Protects the sensors during sampling
- Perforations allow water to pass through
- O-ring compression fitting to keep guard in place
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Ponsel launched in 1948 in Versailles as a compilation of engineers working with researchers from France’s first government agriculture and water quality agencies.
Since then, the manufacturer has built water quality instruments. “Ponsel has the culture to develop robust instruments, to provide open communications protocols and to be specialized in optical measurement,” said Xavier Broise, export business development manager for Aqualabo Group, which now owns Ponsel.
Ponsel’s latest offering are the Digisens smart sensors that give users the capability to connect to a data logger or handheld interface and gather readings.
The sensors are designed to ensure quality data and compatibility for simple integration into monitoring systems.Read More
Where and how to monitor water quality is always a challenge, particularly in complex aquatic ecosystems. The new REASON Project from a team at Clarkson University is working to demonstrate the utility of using water quality instrumentation in dams on major rivers in the Great Lakes system.
Clarkson University Professor of Biology Michael Twiss spoke with EM about the new approach their team is taking at the Moses-Saunders Power Dam across the St. Lawrence River and the benefits the development of smart infrastructure such as this might offer.
“The upper St. Lawrence River is defined as that which leaves Lake Ontario and is just upstream from the city of Montreal,” explains Dr. Twiss.Read More
As we hear more and more about algal blooms of different kinds across the United States, teams of scientists are working hard to ensure that they don't become our new normal. One project in Florida is taking a multi-disciplinary approach to the problem—including genetic analysis.
The team's work is part of a full-court press in Florida recently, making a serious push to understand what is triggering more frequent blooms. Jose Lopez, Ph.D. , of Nova Southeastern University , the primary investigator on the genetic analysis portion of the project, spoke to EM about the project and his work on it.
“This is a very good project,” explains Dr. Lopez. “We're excited about it, and it's a lesson in persistence.”