Rhizons 2.5 mm, the standard Rhizons

The standard Rhizon models all have a diameter of 2.5 mm and a mean pore size of 0.15 µm. They can be used for sampling pore water in pots, vessels or cylinders filled with settled soil, or directly in undisturbed cores.

Rhizons - package of 10

4 types of standard Rhizon samplers

There are 4 types of standard Rhizon samplers, each with its own characteristics:

 standard 
 Rhizon    
 environment  for analyzing  type of strengthener
Rhizon SMS disturbed soils, lab, greenhouse, and in upper layer in the field

macro elements, not suitable for analyzing metals and carbon

SS 316 strengthener wire 

which can be bent permanently
Rhizon MOM disturbed soils, lab, greenhouse

macro and micro elements, dissolved gases and DOC

glass fiber wire
Rhizon CSS

direct sampling in cores and undisturbed sediments

macro and micro elements, dissolved gases and DOC glass fiber wire
Rhizon Flex

disturbed soils, only fit to position during the filling of the pots or cylinders

macro and micro elements, dissolved gases and DOC nylon wire

Each Rhizon type is available in 4 varieties:

  • with a 5 or 10 cm porous part - using Rhizons with a 10 cm porous part, the yield of water is approximately 4 ml/minute
  • with a male luer lock, suitable for creating a vacuum with needles + vacuum tubes, or with a female luer lock, suitable for creating a vacuum with syringes 
male Rhizon male + needle + vacuum tube female Rhizon female + syringe + wooden retainer

N.B. The article number of Rhizons with female luer lock always ends with a F.

Rhizon SMS, for analyzing macro elements

Rhizon SMS are samplers used to collect water for analyzing macro elements, however they are not suitable for analyzing metals. They can be used in disturbed soils, lab, greenhouse, and in the upper layer in the field. Rhizon SMS samplers have a SS 316 strengthener wire which can be bent permanently. All Rhizon samplers are sold per set of 10.

Rhizon SMS  

number  

cm porous   cm PVC/PE tubing   male / female   extra information

Rhizon SMS 10 cm porous, male luer - 19.01.01

19.21.01

10 12 male
Rhizon SMS 10 cm porous, female luer - 19.21.01F 19.21.01F 10 12 female
Rhizon SMS 5 cm porous, male luer - 19.21.05 19.21.05 5 12 male for small pots and cylinders
Rhizon SMS 5 cm porous, female luer - 19.21.05F 19.21.05F 5 12 female for small pots and cylinders


Rhizon MOM, for analyzing macro + micro elements

Rhizon MOM are samplers used to collect water for analyzing macro and micro elements, dissolved gases and DOC. They can be used in disturbed soils, in the lab and in the greenhouse. Rhizon MOM samplers have a glass fiber wire as strengthener. All Rhizon samplers are sold in packages of 10.

Rhizon MOM number cm porous cm PVC/PE tubing  male / female extra information
Rhizon MOM 10 cm porous, male luer - 19.21.21 19.21.21 10 12 male tip with bulb (bulb diameter 2.8 mm)
Rhizon MOM, 10 cm porous, female luer - 19.21.21F 19.21.21F 10 12 female tip with bulb (bulb diameter 2.8 mm)
Rhizon MOM 5 cm porous, male luer - 19.21.22 19.21.22 5 12 male tip with bulb (bulb diameter 2.8 mm)
Rhizon MOM 5 cm porous, female luer - 19.21.22F 19.21.22F 5 12 female tip with bulb (bulb diameter 2.8 mm)


Rhizon CSS, for analyzing macro + micro elements and direct sampling

Rhizon CSS are used for direct sampling in cores or undisturbed sediments. They are used to collect water for analyzing macro and micro elements, dissolved gases and DOC. Rhizon CSS samplers have a glass fiber wire as strengthener. All Rhizon samplers are sold in packages of 10.

Rhizon CSS number cm porous cm PVC/PE tubing male / female extra information
Rhizon CSS 5 cm porous, male luer - 19.21.23 19.21.23 5 12 male flat tip
Rhizon CSS 5 cm porous, female luer - 19.21.23F 19.21.23F 5 12 female flat tip
Rhizon CSS 10 cm porous, male luer - 19.21.24 19.21.24 10 12 male  flat tip
Rhizon CSS 10 cm porous, female luer - 19.21.24F 19.21.24F 10 12 female flat tip

 

    Rhizon CSS in a core

     

    Rhizon Flex, for analyzing macro + micro elements in disturbed soils

    Rhizon Flex, samplers used for disturbed soils, are fit to position during the filling of the pots or cylinders. They are used to collect water for analyzing macro and micro elements, dissolved gases and DOC. All Rhizon Flex samplers have a nylon wire as strengthener. They have to be positioned during the filling of pots or cylinders. All Rhizon samplers are sold in packages of 10.

    Rhizon Flex number cm porous cm PVC / PE tubing male/female extra information
    Rhizon Flex 10 cm porous, male luer, 19.21.25 19.21.25 10 60 male  
    Rhizon Flex 10 cm porous, female luer - 19.21. 25F 19.21.25F 10 60 female  
    Rhizon Flex, 5 cm porous, male luer - 19.21.26 19.21.26 5 30 male for small pots and cylinders
    Rhizon Flex 5 cm porous part, female luer - 19.21.26F 19.21.26F 5 30 female for small pots and cylinders


    Sampling accessories

    Before you can take your samples, you will need additional accessories to create a vacuum. This can be either a syringe or a vacuum tube. For field experiments, extension tubing might be useful. We could advise you about the best accessories for your experiments. Please contact us: info@rhizosphere.com.

    Do you need something else?

    Do you need another length of the porous part?
    Or another length of tubing?
    Or Rhizons with a sleeve?

    Do you have other questions?

    Please contact us to get your own customized Rhizon sampler: info@rhizosphere.com.