ABOUT ecoTech

Here you can learn more about ecoTech and its company history.

Your partner for environmental measuring systems

Our focus

Our main focus in the field of hydrology is the in situ recording of water quality data. We offer optimized systems for mobile measurements, automatic long-term data logging, automatic depth profile logging and stationary monitoring. Typical devices include multi-parameter sondes from our established partner YSI, single parameter data loggers, water level data loggers and hand held instruments. Our range is complemented by equipment for measuring discharge and flow velocity from Sommer. For monitoring projects we combine these instruments with data loggers and transmission equipment, developing tailored monitoring systems to complete multidisciplinary projects. We combine proven technology with innovative systems and methods to meet new scientific challenges.

In the discipline of soil science we focus on the soil water regime and associated mass transport. Proven examples of our developments include

different suction cups and suction plates, which are especially adapted to recover representative leachate samples with minimal loss. Two product families based on this technology are i) our pF laboratory station to determine water retention curves in the laboratory and ii) our laboratory lysimeter for mass balance experiments. To measure solubility determining factors, we developed a Redox/ORP electrode in 2005, and since 2015 a new pH electrode is also part of our product stock (utility patent). These mini-electrodes are suitable for both the laboratory and long-term field application, where, if combined with e.g. Tensiomark probes, offer a (patented) full-range soil matric potential sensor. Our monitoring stations therefore offer our unique sensor technology and measure parameters that were hitherto either not measurable or not permanently measurable.

Our focus

Our main focus in the field of hydrology is the in situ recording of water quality data. We offer optimized systems for mobile measurements, automatic long-term data logging, automatic depth profile logging and stationary monitoring.

 

Typical devices include multi-parameter sondes from our established partner YSI, single parameter data loggers, water level data loggers and hand held instruments. Our range is complemented by equipment for measuring discharge and flow velocity from Sommer. For monitoring projects we combine these instruments with data loggers and transmission equipment, developing tailored monitoring systems to complete multidisciplinary projects. We combine proven technology with innovative systems and methods to meet new scientific challenges.

In the discipline of soil science we focus on the soil water regime and associated mass transport. Proven examples of our developments include different suction cups and suction plates, which are especially adapted to recover representative leachate samples with minimal loss. Two product families

based on this technology are i) our pF laboratory station to determine water retention curves in the laboratory and ii) our laboratory lysimeter for mass balance experiments. To measure solubility determining factors, we developed a Redox/ORP electrode in 2005, and since 2015 a new pH electrode is also part of our product stock (utility patent). These mini-electrodes are suitable for both the laboratory and long-term field application, where, if combined with e.g. Tensiomark probes, offer a (patented) full-range soil matric potential sensor. Our monitoring stations therefore offer our unique sensor technology and measure parameters that were hitherto either not measurable or not permanently measurable.

History

Discover facts and milestones in the history of ecoTech Umwelt-Meßsysteme GmbH here.

We tell a story of 35 years.

1980

Development of eclectors by Gerhard F. Behre in close cooperation with Prof. Dr. Kneitz at the zoological institute of the University of Bonn

1982

Beginning of professional production of eclectors and extraction devices for scientific projects, until today in many cases the only manufacturer of these devices.

1984

Foundation of ecoTech as a GbR

1986

Extension by the department of meteorology: weather stations

1991

Change of type of enterprise to GmbH

1994

Expansion to include the Hydrology Department: YSI multi-parameter probes

1998

Extension by the department of soil science: leachate, soil moisture

2001

Move to the Nikolausstraße location

2002

Focus on the construction of monitoring stations in the field of soil science & hydrology

2003 - 2007

Various major projects

Lake Chao, China
Aggerverband
Lake Constance

2008

Start of production and calibration of matrix potential sensors

2009

Patent application "Online measuring system for pH values in soils (DE202009014978U1)

 

2012

Extension of the company's premises by a new warehouse and workshop building
New building

2013

Start of Tensiomark production and calibration

 

2019

New building and move to new company building (Klara-M.-Faßbinder-Str.)

2020

Relaunch of our website including new web address (www.ecoTech.de)