The CLAM - Active Field Extractions
Modern Water Sampling Technology
The CLAM’s revolutionary engineering provides a continuous SPE extraction event that can be sustained for up to 36 hours long, which is representative of a hundred liter water sample. This immense amount of data is stored on a small, yet durable, SPE media disk, providing the Environmental Water Testing Laboratory with a 36 hour "video" of results instead of just a "snapshot" in time. This allows for lower detection limits to be achieved by hundredfold, but enhanced testing, although phenomenal, is only a portion of what elevates the CLAM above traditional water sampling equipment.
This water sampling device has enhanced the Environmental Water Testing Lab’s ability to increase profits from every angle of operations. Aside from receiving more conclusive data, the labs are able to mitigate the risks of receiving a bad sample because of shipping complications to almost zero percent, while simultaneously saving on the logistical costs. In addition, the labs can generate an extra revenue stream by leasing the device itself or by prepping the SPE cartridges for the field. This can all be accomplished with no deviations from the current Standard Operating Procedures.
The CLAM is the embodiment of cutting-edge technology, with the SPE cartridge’s ability to achieve low detection limits, a superb design that allows it to be applicable in virtually any environment, and a straightforward process of deployment and retrieval.
CLAM vs Traditional Sampling
While there are many water sampling methods available, not all are created equal. See how the CLAM measures up against other water sampling techniques in a side-by-side comparison of grab sampling, automatic sampling and passive sampling processes.
The CLAM provides Environmental Water Testing Laboratories with the unique benefit of being able to obtain higher quality data, while achieving lower detection capabilities and faster turnaround times than the competition. This allows labs to quickly generate superior water quality analysis reports for their clientele.
A detailed library of field studies and tests, as well as supporting documentation that provides an in-depth look at how the CLAM functions in a variety of water analysis applications.
News & Updates
Aqualytical Services has developed a submersible field extraction unit that has captured the continuous sampler ideal of being small, stealth, and able to field sample for extended periods of time continuously in a quantitative manner. It is immune to effects of temperature, flow and bio-fouling, and provides ultra-low quantitative detection capabilities. This innovative device is […]
A study funded and conducted by the Washington State Department of Ecology evaluated the CLAM for monitoring PCBs, PBDEs and dioxins in the Spokane River. We are pleased to share with you the detailed report written by DOE staff. Study Location and Design “In support of ongoing efforts to address levels of concern for PCBs, […]
A study funded and conducted by the USGS compared; Standard Discrete Methods, POCIS Passive Samplers, and CLAM Continuous Samplers. We are pleased to share with you the peer reviewed study recently published in the journal of Science of the Total Environment. Study Location and Design The three sampling methods were tested at two sites on […]