Aquation has recently released a prototype version of its new Submersible Photosynthesis-Respiration System. This system measures the rate of production or consumption of oxygen in a submerged chamber, which provides a good proxy for photosynthesis and respiration rates. The System is only designed to operate two chambers, and is therefore easy to carry, setup and deploy. No more lugging the old-style heavy respirometer around, with the inherent health and safety issues. For more chambers, simply add one or more extra 2-chamber modules.
- fully submersible, 24 + hours operation
- measures dissolved oxygen, temperature, PAR, chlorophyll fluorescence, pH
- chambers in UV-transparent plastic; stainless steel cutter plates
- additional Power Tube for stir- and flush-pumps
The Submersible Photosynthesis-Respiration System is controlled by a Submersible Datalogger, which can also be used with the Aquation Fluorometer Sensors. For those already using the Submersible Dataloggers, this new respirometer would be a nice addition to your toolkit. For those without a Submersible Datalogger, acquiring the Submersible Photosynthesis-Respiration System will mean you can also operate one or more Aquation Shutter Fluorometer Sensors, and the Aquation Classic Fluorescence Submersible Sensor, 50 m.
Product Brochure: Aquation Respirometer 02Feb13