The AER-208S Research Respirometer utilizes eight specially designed reaction chambers, for use with solids, such as, soil, compost or plastics in biodegradability studies.
The AER-208S Respirometer System was developed to meet the needs of researchers studying aerobic and anaerobic reactions in soil and compost. With growing awareness of soil contamination and its impact on the environment, industries and environmental agencies are looking for better solutions for remediation and cleanup.
The AER-208S Respirometer can provide accurate information regarding biodegradation and subtle changes in environmental variables. The AER-208S Respirometer allows for new insight into difficult bioremediation challenges. The AER-208S Respirometer also provides a turnkey, automated system for studies in the biodegradation of plastics, such as ASTM D5338.
The AER-208S Respirometer System is the most reliable, versatile respirometer, for testing both soils and compost.
Challenge Technology is the leader in the development of laboratory scale reaction chambers for respirometric testing of biological microcosms in solids media, such as soil or compost. Challenge Technology has spent more than 10 years researching reaction chamber design, to make available the highest quality, easy to use chambers. Creating a sealed environment for a lab scale respirometer for monitoring solids reactions, is much more challenging than with liquid samples. Our research has made lab scale reaction chambers, which closely simulate field conditions, giving researchers the best tools available for respirometric evaluation of solids microcosms. A respiring column of solids material is placed in a sealed chamber, with magnetic stirrer activated, internal air recirculation and an internal CO2 trap container. The sealed chamber uses gas tight lure connections for attaching to the respirometer, and for initialization. Units are designed for both short term or long term uninterrupted testing. The Challenge Technology Solids Reaction Chamber is modular, and easily disassembles for cleaning, and solids container may be sterilized, via autoclave.