Environmental Products Company Acquires Groundwater Sampling System

The Snap Sampler system alongside a sample tube. Photo courtesy of Q.E.D. Environmental Systems, Inc.

Q.E.D. Environmental Systems, Inc. (Dexter, Michigan, USA), a subsidiary of Graco Inc., acquired Snap Sampler from ProHydro, Inc. Snap Sampler is a passive groundwater sampling technology that provides high sampling accuracy at a reduced cost.

The Snap Sampler system derives its name from sealing caps that “snap” into place at each end of the system’s double-ended bottle design. Utilizing a simple mechanical or pneumatic trigger at the surface, the Snap Sampler captures a ground water sample under in situ conditions. This sample is kept safe from exposure to air or potential contaminants as it is sent to the laboratory for analysis.

In 2006, the National Ground Water Association presented the Snap Sampler system with the Equipment Design Award for excellence in equipment or product design that promotes safety, efficiency, and ease of operation. The inventor of the Snap Sampler system, Sanford “Sandy” Britt, expressed enthusiasm about introducing his invention to Q.E.D.

“I think that existing Snap Sampler customers will benefit greatly from Q.E.D’s wide range of solutions, resources and strong customer service reputation,” says Britt. “I’m looking forward to working with the Q.E.D. team and presenting the Snap Sampler technology to Q.E.D’s customer base of ground water professionals.”

Source: Q.E.D. Environmental Systems, Inc., www.qedenv.com