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Soil Salinity Sensor

The Soil Salinity Sensor measures subsurface pore water salinity content in place. If you need to monitor the progression of salt build up in soil profiles, or need to see the effects of „leaching“ sequences, the 5000L Series can do that at specific points in the profile. Only the 5000L sensors give discrete point evaluations of in-situ total dissolved salt contents in the pore waters.

Fabricated from proprietary 15 bar porous ceramics the pore water is measured through the full range of plant growth. The sensor remains „saturated“ with ambient pore waters from saturated 0 to 1500kPa matric suction. Constructed of durable acrylic housing and made for years of subsurface use the spring loaded head provides assurances that the sensor is in contact with the soil when deployed.

It comes in various lengths, and is used with the 5500 Salinity Bridge. The 5500 Salinity Bridge is covered by an aluminum case, with precision readout dials and associated poteritiometers assure accurate salinity readings either in ohms or in mmho values. The data are read out directly in mmho/cm corrected to 25O C (77 F) using 1KHz AC signal. Provides measurement of conductivity in the range of 2-40 mmho/cm. 3 Ohm scale ranges available 0-1 K, 0-1 OK and 0-100K. It is battery powered by 4ea. 9V batteries that will take 1000‘s of readings.



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Art.-Nr.:  112600               Soil Salinity Sensor




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