Model 429 Point Source Bailer
Point source sampling is ideal for obtaining high quality, representative samples of groundwater from specific depths. It allows the collection of water that has just flowed into a well at the desired sampling point. This can avoid purging and disposal of purged water.
The Point Source Bailer can be used to profile an open borehole or screened well, collecting samples from distinct levels or points of inflow. Sample biases due to mixing of the sample with water from different levels in the well is minimized.
For point source sampling, Solinst also manufactures the Model 425 Discrete Interval Sampler which is pressurized before lowering into the well. This prevents water from entering the sampler until the desired depth has been reached. (See Model 425 Discrete Interval Sampler Data Sheet.)