HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
New system for soil analysis

The system has been patented in the name of GSF and UGT with Ascenions assistance and exclusively licensed to UGT for commercial applications. UGT, a mid-sized company operating successfully in the field of environmental measuring devices for over 15 years, will market the system to commercial users world wide.

The patented technology consists of a soil retriever that, for the first time, allows large-volume cores of earth to be removed from lysimeters without destroying the existing stratification and structure of the soil. Lysimeters are stainless steel cylinders around 2 to 4 metres in height that are filled with soil and inserted into the ground in order to study the behaviour and transport of substances in soil. Access points above ground allow soil, gas and water samples to be taken, and numerous sensors to be inserted that can provide information on various soil parameters. The stratification and structure of the soil in large-volume cores is also of scientific interest. Such data have not previously been available, as the soil profile was destroyed using conventional sampling procedures. This has changed thanks to the new soil retriever: the soil core is first loosened from the walls of the lysimeter and then cut into ring segments of the desired size that can be examined one by one in a structurally unaltered state.

Lysimeters are used at the GSF to study the effects of global climate change on soil. "But there are many industrial applications for which this soil retriever is of great interest," explained Dr Christian Stein, CEO of Ascenion GmbH. For example, there are applications in agriculture, forestry, water and waste management, or in soil decontamination and the reclaiming of disused landfill and mining sites. "We are delighted that, through this cooperation and licence agreement with UGT, we have been able to find commercial applications for an environmental technology. In this way, the GSF can generate income with its inv
'"/>

Contact: Heinz-Joerg Haury
oea@gsf.de
49-893-187-2460
GSF - National Research Center for Environment and Health
23-May-2007


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Bursts of waves drive immune system soldiers toward invaders
2. New system of wastewater treatment could reduce the size of treatment plants by half
3. Viewing ecosystems from above
4. Forecasting system provides flood warnings to vulnerable residents of Bangladesh
5. Immune system escape hatch gives cancer cells traction
6. Link between immune system and mammary gland could shed new light on breast cancer
7. Researchers discover method for identifying how cancer evades the immune system
8. A new system for collaboration in cell communication
9. Weizmann scientists discover a new line of communication between nervous system cells
10. Gut check: Tracking the ecosystem within us
11. Invertebrate immune systems are anything but simple, conference finds

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: New system for soil analysis

(Date:10/18/2014)... suspected genetic conditions, a certain type of exome sequencing ... than traditional molecular diagnostic methods, according to a study ... released to coincide with the American Society of Human ... protein­coding region of the genome (the complete set of ... organism), has been rapidly applied in research settings and ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... news release is available in German . ... millions of sperms every day in order to reproduce? And ... are the topic of the latest issue of the research ... 2014). The evolutionary biologist Steven Ramm from Bielefeld University Bielefeld ... it is not unusual for a female to copulate with ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... in German . ... drugs. When treating overdoses, doctors are often limited to supportive ... there is a combination of drugs involved. So what can ... his grandmother,s pills? ETH professor Jean-Christophe Leroux from the Institute ... answer to this question. "The task was to develop an ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Study examines type of exome sequencing and molecular diagnostic yield 2Study examines type of exome sequencing and molecular diagnostic yield 3Sperm wars 2Emergency aid for overdoses 2Emergency aid for overdoses 3
(Date:10/20/2014)... Tigard, OR (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 ... to participate in an investigational study of donor stem ... nationally in stem cell therapy and has performed clinical ... of this study is to determine if a single ... arthritically affected joints can help reduce pain and inflammation ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... NextCODE Health, which enables clinicians and researchers to use full ... the launch of its new genomic data analysis and collaboration ... of Human Genetics (ASHG) annual meeting in San ... for free beta access, visit www.nextcode.com . A brief ... here . The Exchange: , ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... (PRWEB) October 19, 2014 The Asia-Pacific ... Analytics market in Asia-Pacific with analysis and forecast of ... million in 2014 to $208 million by 2019, at ... 2014 to 2019. , Browse through the TOC of ... idea of the in-depth analysis provided. It also provides ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... 19, 2014 The report "Unmanned ... Homeland Security), Technology, Payload, Type & by Geography ... the global unmanned ground vehicle market into various ... of market sizes. The report also identifies the ... impacting it along with the adoption trends. , ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Cascade Veterinary Referral Center Seeks Candidates for an Investigational Study of Stem Cells for Dogs with Arthritis 2The NextCODE Exchange: The first global, real-time system for sharing full-resolution genomic data 2The NextCODE Exchange: The first global, real-time system for sharing full-resolution genomic data 3The Asia-Pacific Speech Analytics market is estimated to reach $208 million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Asia-Pacific Speech Analytics market is estimated to reach $208 million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3The Asia-Pacific Speech Analytics market is estimated to reach $208 million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) Market Estimated to Reach $8.26 Billion by 2020 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) Market Estimated to Reach $8.26 Billion by 2020 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) Market Estimated to Reach $8.26 Billion by 2020 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) Market Estimated to Reach $8.26 Billion by 2020 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 5
Cached News: