Groundwater Sampling Pump Tested PFC-Free

08 August 2018

Q.E.D. Environmental Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Graco Inc., announced that the Sample Pro® Portable Pump, the first pump developed specifically to deliver low-flow sampling to sites requiring portable pumps, has been tested to be free of PFC, a groundwater contaminant. Sample analysis by an independent laboratory showed no detections for 24 different perfluorinated compounds. The laboratory used detection limits much lower than the U.S. EPA Health Advisory of 70 nanograms per liter for per-fluorinated compounds under advisory. 

Perfluorinated compounds (also called PFCs, perfluorinated alkylated substances or PFAS) have been identified as an emerging contaminant in groundwater. Site owners and environmental consultants have been tasked with sampling the grounds for the presence of these chemicals at extremely low concentration levels, down to parts per trillion (or nanograms per liter).
 
The Sample Pro Portable Pump combines the unparalleled sample accuracy and high reliability of a bladder pump, in an easy-to-use package. Its twist-open design makes it easy to change the disposable bladder in seconds. The pump runs cool, can run dry without damage, and can be operated using any of QED’s Micro Purge® controller options. Examples of these options include a 12-volt integral compressor, a Honda® motor-powered gasoline-driven compressor, an external compressed air cylinder, or a lightweight backpack with integral CO2 cylinder. The Sample Pro pump’s rugged, all-stainless construction will stand up to tough portable use.

Now, in addition to all of these qualities, the Sample Pro pump and its components have been scientifically proven to be free of perflourinated compounds. 

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