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Rotating drum variable depth sampler

United States Patent

July 1, 2008
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A sampling device for collecting depth-specific samples in silt, sludge and granular media has three chambers separated by a pair of iris valves. Rotation of the middle chamber closes the valves and isolates a sample in a middle chamber.
Nance; Thomas A. (Aiken, SC), Steeper; Timothy J. (Trenton, SC)
Washington Savannah River Company, LLC (Aiken, SC)
11/ 341,107
January 27, 2006
STATEMENT OF U.S. GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with Government support under Contract Number DE-AC09-96SR18500 between Washington Savannah River Company and the United States Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.