QED Environmental Systems has added the award-winning Snap Sampler® to its range of innovative environmental products, offering customers a brand-new, efficient and highly accurate way to sample ground water.
The Snap Sampler® is a passive ground water sampling system which is designed to provide users with the highest accuracy while also reducing sampling programme costs. It uses an innovative double-ended bottle design with ‘snap’ sealing caps that captures a sample under in-situ conditions using a simple mechanical or pneumatic trigger at the surface.
The Snap Sampler technology was created in 2004 when practicing hydrogeologists were studying the science behind factors that were impacting sampling variations. The state-of-the-art technology was introduced as an additional sampling method that could address these factors and deliver a better-quality sampling method.
Using the Snap Sampler®, the integrity of the sample can be maintained throughout analysis at the laboratory, without exposure to air or potential contaminants. Samples are wholly representative of ground water chemistry, eliminating the need for well purging or purge water management.
Since its introduction, the Snap Sampler has continuously delivered high quality samples in an ever-increasing market. Developed by ProHydro – based in Chaska, Maine – the Snap Sampler® has been awarded the US National Ground Water Association’s prestigious Equipment Design Award for safety, efficiency and ease of operation.
QED has acquired the Snap Sampler® from ProHydro to allow the company to include this innovative technology within its market leading range of environmental products and to provide customers with an additional advanced option when it comes to sampling programs.
David Kaminski, Senior Vice President of QED and Product Manager for the company’s Ground Water and Soil Sampling products said:
The Snap Sampler provides the highest quality passive samples for the widest range of applications, while saving valuable field time. It works effectively in conjunction with many of our other established products – such as the Well Wizard® and Sample Pro® low-flow sampling bladder pump systems – that customers have been using for over 35 years so it’s a perfect fit for our portfolio.
Sandy Britt, owner of ProHydro and inventor of the Snap Sampler technology said:
I think that existing Snap Sampler customers will benefit greatly from QED’s wide range of solutions, resources and strong customer service reputation. I’m looking forward to working with the QED team and presenting the Snap Sampler technology to QED’s customer base of ground water professionals.
The addition of Snap Sampler® into QED’s portfolio of environmental products, follows its recent acquisition of Geotech, a global leader in the design and manufacture of gas analysis technology and stat-of-the-art land remediation and groundwater instruments. With a vast network of established international distributors, Geotech supplies and supports its customers in over 60 countries throughout the world and substantially improves QED’s expertise and offering on this subject to the wider global market.
Founded in the USA, Q.E.D. Environmental Systems is a leading manufacturer of innovative environmental products and a subsidiary of Graco Inc. For more information about QED or the Snap Sampler®, visit www.SnapSampler.com or www.qedenv.com
For further information, please contact Sarah Taylor on 01676 526568 or Aamina Mohamed on 01676 526882
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About QED Environmental Systems, Inc.
QED Environmental Systems, a subsidiary of Graco Inc., is the leading international supplier of pumping systems for groundwater sampling, remediation and landfill liquids as well as gas management applications into industrial, environmental and renewable energy markets.
QED supports its customers around the globe through the industry’s most experienced network of local technical sales specialists backed by an in-house technical sales and customer support team dedicated to providing expert help and quick response.
In addition to its own groundwater and liquid control products, QED supplies a range of internationally recognised products including Geotech portable and fixed gas analysers, Landtec portable fixed gas products, En Novative Technologies soil sampling products and Viasensor CO2 gas monitoring products.
Together, these products serve a global industry for a wide range of environmental applications, including groundwater sampling, groundwater remediation pumping, landfill leachate and condensate pumping, landfill gas collection and control, landfill and biogas analysis, air stripping and VOC removal, and wireless data acquisition.
QED Environmental Systems’ international headquarters are located in Coventry, United Kingdom and headquarters are based in Dexter, MI. QED serves customers from support centres in Michigan, California and England.