QED Environmental Systems’ En Core soil sampler is said to be an easy-to-use device, designed to collect, store and deliver soil samples to the laboratory without contamination. The sampler uses an airtight design to prevent loss of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Contamination of the sample is prevented via the unique VOC-proof zip-seal bag that doubles as the sample shipment container.
In addition to being easy to use, the En Core Sampler promises to avoid many of the problems associated with historical VOC soil collection methods such as bulk sampling without sample preservation and field preservation sampling that requires methanol and sodium bisulphate preservation. En Core samples are prepared in the laboratory rather than in the field, thereby assuring a more consistent and accurate analysis and result.
The En Core Sampler is the only commercially available sample listed in the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Method 5035A, the most widely recognized standard for soil VOC sample collection and analysis. Available in 5- and 25-gram sizes, the sample and container meet ASTM D4547 requirements for VOC retention during the permitted hold time. Other key features of the product include no handling of preservative in the field, no shipping restrictions, a long shelf-life with no expiration and shipping of samples to the lab via a proprietary VOC-proof bag. For more details, visit the En Core Sampler page and/or email [email protected].