If particle analysis is one of the duties you perform as a conservationist, you may acquire inaccurate results without the proper equipment to test the quality of soil, water, mulch, or any other material that is being inspected. New wire mesh sifting screens and holders will assist with separating particulates and placing them into various piles prior to the testing phase.
Purchase Wire Mesh Screens And Holders
First, decide the size and shape of the screen and holder that will work best for each application. A round or square-shaped separator, which consists of a mesh lining and a plastic or metal holder will allow you to sift through various materials in either an indoor or outdoor setting. If you are going to be sorting large masses, then a gyrating sifter can help you complete the job without needing to put a lot of muscle into it.
A gyrating sifter is power-operated and will sift through the contents added to the bin holder without you needing to do anything other than fill the sifter and turn the power to the unit on.
Even if you already own sifting supplies, you may encounter times when you need a piece of replacement mesh or a new holder if your equipment has become damaged. Order some backup supplies through a vendor so that your workflow won't be disrupted due to faulty equipment.
Keep Your Work Materials In Order
If you do some field studies during each shift, then you should bring along some sifting equipment that can be used predominantly for your outdoor observations and keep the rest of your equipment in the working environment that is set up indoors. Purchase a duffel bag that contains separate compartments and keep each sifter inside one of the compartments so that each piece of equipment remains clean and dry.
Use one sifter for each material that is being sorted through. This will prevent foreign objects from mixing with the components that you are observing during each field study. Clean and dry the equipment after each use. Wire mesh requires a thorough scrubbing and this can be performed with a scouring brush or sponge.
Use a disinfectant to sanitize dirty materials and rinse each sifter and piece of wire mesh before using a lint-free cloth to dry the equipment. Store all of the clean, dry pieces on a shelving unit or inside of a closet so that the sifters are ready for use during your next analysis project.