Rainfall Simulator is installed at AgroChemex for use in a variety of
studies. Over the past 10 years we have developed our expertise in this area
and we are happy to utilise this knowledge in the design of studies.
is a complex process. As such it requires complex apparatus if it is to be
accurately simulated. Five key parameters must be considered when considering
the patterns of natural rainfall:
- Total quantity
- Droplet size spectrum, VMD,
NMD and span
- Impact velocity of the
droplets at the target
- Trajectory of droplets in
relation to the target
AgroChemex simulator operates in accordance with these variables. Through an
effective ulitisation of two rain generating atomiser systems
incorporating spinning disc and conventional nozzle technology, combined with a
height adjustable rotating turntable, we are able to accurately simulate a wide
range of different rainfall patterns, from light mist or drizzle through to
tropical downpours. Just as important, the rainfall patterns are also
world class simulator was designed and built by Bayer’s International
Applications Technology Group. It has a wide range of uses from foliar studies
such as those investigating pesticide and adjuvant rainfastness through to soil
based studies examining areas such as fertiliser dissolution, pesticide
movement, performance of soil wetting agents and even soil or substrate
erosion. Leaching and run off of biocides can also be examined.
maximise the quality of the studies conducted using the rainfall simulator
through our ability to produce quality plant and soil target material and the
ability to apply the study products or compounds in an appropriate
way utilising specialist equipment, such as the Mardrive spray cabinet.
Studies can be conducted in line with developing international standards and
will be GLP compliant.
ability to conduct rainfall studies with radio-labelled materials can also be
an important consideration for some clients