LIMA — Local environmental testing company Alloway is launching a fleet of mobile testing units, known as EnviroGo, that were designed to make it easier to take soil and water samples in remote areas.
The customizable trailers come equipped with weather stations, metering pumps, respirometers, power strips and other devices often needed for sampling and monitoring. Some trailers will even come with solar panels.
Alloway designed the trailers after noticing a “void” in the environmental testing industry for “convenient, portable sampling options,” Alloway Marketing Manager Jessica Begonia said.
Begonia said the trailers will enable environmental samplers to “go anywhere,” including remote locations that lack power sources.
“They would be able to take that trailer onsite,” she explained.
Begonia and Alloway President Marcy Bolek unveiled a prototype of the trailer during a meeting of the West Central Ohio Manufacturing Consortium on Wednesday.
“We see a variety of applications,” Begonia said. “A lot of our customers are involved in industrial wastewater or municipal wastewater. We would be able to take these units onsite at a municipal wastewater plant.”
She said the units may also be helpful for university research teams and others who test water samples for agricultural nutrients or runoff that contributes to algae blooms.
The mobile weather stations may make stormwater sampling easier, said Bolek, who said many stormwater samplers currently rely on airport weather stations that may be several miles away.
Begonia said Alloway plans to sell and lease the mobile units nationwide.
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