Capsule and disk filters are disposable, self-contained units composed of a pleated or woven filter medium encased in a polypropylene or other plastic housing that can be connected inline to a sample-delivery system (such as a submersible or peristaltic pump) that generates sufficient pressure (positive or negative) to force water through the filter. Filter media are available in several pore sizes, but 0.45 µm is the pore size used routinely for most studies at this time. Capsule or disk filters (table 5.2.1.A.1) are required routinely for most studies when filtering samples for trace-element analyses and are recommended when filtering samples for major-ion or other inorganic-constituent analyses.
|Title||Capsule- and disk-filter procedure|
|Authors||Stanley C. Skrobialowski|
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Series Title||Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Office of Water Quality|