EnviroLab

Envirolab

Biotope in a Box

The smart solution

Outstanding engineering combined with beautiful design. That is our EnviroLab. It integrates lysimeter, vegetation room, light, and climate chamber into a compact stand-alone solution. It is easily controlled with a tablet or remotely from your desk. Inputs are made via an intuitive graphical user interface. Assemble your biotope of soil, plants, and fauna according to your needs and control the environmental parameters according to your research questions.
A visualisation tool makes daily control of the measured values very easy. Alarm functions prevent data gaps and measurement errors.
The data can be stored locally or automatically on a server. The raw data can be individually processed and thus optimally adapted to the user's needs. The EnviroLab is low-maintenance and easy to use—an ideal research platform for all questions about our environment.

  • EnviroLab

    What makes the EnviroLab so unique?

    • Full control of the environmental conditions in the laboratory
    • Thermally insulated atmosphere compartment and lysimeter
    • "Full space" ventilation system for homogeneous climatisation of the atmosphere
    • Large experimental door for unhindered access to the vegetation room
    • Quick and easy lysimeter change due to completely openable front
  • Unique atmosphere room

    Unique atmosphere room

    Plants can grow naturally in the spacious atmosphere room. The size of the growing space can also be adjusted for trees and shrubs.
    The atmosphere parameters are controlled exactly according to reference scenarios, based on models, or per manual settings. In addition to air temperature, humidity, and wind speed, the CO2 and ozone content in the atmosphere can also be controlled for urgent research questions.
    The atmosphere room is gas-tight and can be used for balance and isotope measurements. Gas samples can be taken through ports or external analysers can be connected.

  • EnviroLab air guidance

    Innovative air guidance

    Thanks to intelligent air guidance, homogeneous conditions prevail in the entire atmosphere room and no technical stress arises for the plants.

  • regineering ligth management envirolab

    Powerful light management

    With the multi-channel light management systems, day/night cycles can be simulated from anywhere on the globe.
    The light spectra can be designed from a sun-like full spectrum to multi-channel systems with many individual spectral settings.
    All spectra can be dimmed individually to simulate freely selectable day/night cycles.
    High light intensities of more than 2,500µMol/m²s also make it possible to simulate cloud-free radiation days at almost all latitudes.

  • EnviroLab Simple handling

    Simple handling

    One focus of the design is the easy handling of the EnviroLab in all functions.
    For this reason, the front panel can be opened completely so that the lysimeter with plant growth can be easily inserted and removed from the EnviroLab.
    All cables and hose connections are designed with plugs and quick-release couplings. This means that the lysimeter can be changed within two hours.

  • regineering envirolab soil compartment

    Flexible, cooled soil compartment

    The soil compartment can be installed as an undisturbed soil monolith or filled with a suitable substrate.
    You select the soil sensors to monitor the processes in the soil column according to your wishes. The measuring system is expandable and thus future-proof.
    To prevent the soil temperature from unnaturally increasing during laboratory operation and artificially accelerating the biological processes, the lysimeter is equipped with a highly efficient heat exchanger at the bottom.
    By setting a thermal gradient in the soil profile, natural or model-based soil processes can be mapped.

  • regineering envirolab soil moisture

    Precisely measure soil moisture

    The lysimeter cylinder is weighed with a high-precision weighing system. The accuracy is 100g, which corresponds to a precipitation of 0.1mm.
    Together with the precision balance for the seepage water, the water balance and especially the evapotranspiration of the system can be measured precisely.
    The gradients for soil moisture and soil temperature are controlled. Groundwater simulations are of course also possible with the system.
    The hydraulic lower boundary condition is controlled with a novel lower boundary controller. This has its own processor and a maintenance-free pump. The matrix potential is controlled as a function of the pressure level in order to minimise artefacts caused by the pump intervention.

    • EnviroLab

      What makes the EnviroLab so unique?

      • Full control of the environmental conditions in the laboratory
      • Thermally insulated atmosphere compartment and lysimeter
      • "Full space" ventilation system for homogeneous climatisation of the atmosphere
      • Large experimental door for unhindered access to the vegetation room
      • Quick and easy lysimeter change due to completely openable front
    • EnviroLab

      Unique atmosphere room

      Plants can grow naturally in the spacious atmosphere room. The size of the growing space can also be adjusted for trees and shrubs. The atmosphere parameters are controlled exactly according to reference scenarios or model-based, or set manually. In addition to air temperature, humidity and wind speed, the CO2 and ozone content in the atmosphere can also be controlled for the urgent research questions. The atmosphere room is gas-tight and can be used for balance and isotope measurements. Gas samples can be taken through ports or external analysers can be connected.

    • EnviroLab

      Innovative air guidance

      Thanks to intelligent air guidance, homogeneous conditions prevail in the entire atmosphere room and no technical stress arises for the plants.

    • EnviroLab

      Powerful light management

      With the multi-channel light management systems, day/night cycles can be simulated from anywhere on the globe.
      The light spectra can be designed from a sun-like full spectrum to multi-channel systems with many individual spectral settings.
      All spectra can be dimmed individually to simulate freely selectable day/night cycles.
      High light intensities of more than 2,500µMol/m²s also make it possible to simulate cloud-free radiation days at almost all latitudes.

    • EnviroLab

      Simple handling

      One focus of the design is the easy handling of the EnviroLab in all functions.
      For this reason, the front panel can be opened completely so that the lysimeter with plant growth can be easily inserted and removed from the EnviroLab.
      All cables and hose connections are designed with plugs and quick-release couplings. This means that the lysimeter can be changed within two hours.

    • EnviroLab

      Flexible, cooled soil compartment

      The soil compartment can be installed as an undisturbed soil monolith or filled with a suitable substrate.
      You select the soil sensors to monitor the processes in the soil column according to your wishes. The measuring system is expandable and thus future-proof.
      To prevent the soil temperature from unnaturally increasing during laboratory operation and artificially accelerating the biological processes, the lysimeter is equipped with a highly efficient heat exchanger at the bottom.
      By setting a thermal gradient in the soil profile, natural or model-based soil processes can be mapped.

    • EnviroLab soli moisture regineering

      Precisely measure soil moisture

      The lysimeter cylinder is weighed with a high-precision weighing system. The accuracy is 100g, which corresponds to a precipitation of 0.1mm.
      Together with the precision balance for the seepage water, the water balance and especially the evapotranspiration of the system can be measured precisely.
      The gradients for soil moisture and soil temperature are controlled. Groundwater simulations are of course also possible with the system.
      The hydraulic lower boundary condition is controlled with a novel lower boundary controller. This has its own processor and a maintenance-free pump. The matrix potential is controlled as a function of the pressure level in order to minimise artefacts caused by the pump intervention.

      Three variants: Gold, Platinum, Diamond

      Quickly available and economically attractive.

      The EnviroLab can be configured completely freely with sensors and simulation options. In addition, we offer three pre-configured variants that are technically outstanding and particularly economically attractive. And if you need it fast, it can be delivered within a few weeks.

      EnviroLab Gold Platinum Diamond

      Below ground

           
      Lysimeter cylinder 900 mm 1000 mm 1000 mm
      precise weighing system yes yes yes
      Control lower boundary condition

      Free drainage with tipping bucket

      LBC 4.0 LBC 4.0 with advanced controller aliquote leachate water sampling
      Temperature control of soil column* 2-20 °C 2-20 °C 2-20 °C
      Flexible sensor equipment 1 x tensiometer TEROS 32 yes, incl. 3x TEROS 32 and 3x 5TE yes, incl. 4x TEROS 32 and 4x 5TE
      Root tubes - 3 pieces 3 pieces
      AWAT-Filter - - innovative AWAT-filter 
      Atmosphere room height 1500 mm 1500 mm 1500 mm
      Control Industry standard with PLC and full remote control Industry standard with PLC and full remote control Industry standard with PLC and full remote control
      Data visualisation

      Easy data visualisation

      Easy data visualisation Easy data visualisation

      Above ground

           
      Temperature** 6-40 °C Gradient: 5 K/h 6-40 °C Gradient: 5 K/h 6-40 °C Gradient: 5 K/h
      Humidity 40-80% Gradient: 10 %/h 40-80% Gradient: 10 %/h 40-80% Gradient: 10 %/h
      Lighting 2-channel LEDs, 1500µMol/m²s on soil surface 4-channel LEDs, 1500µMol/m²s on soil surface 8-channel LEDs, 1500µMol/m²s on soil surface
      Lighting Dimmable Dimmable by channel 0 - 100% in 1% steps Dimmable by channel 0 - 100% in 1% steps Dimmable by channel 0 - 100% in 1% steps
      Programming Programmable day/night cycles and event control (air temp., humidity, floor temp., lighting, irrigation) Programmable day/night cycles and event control (air temp., humidity, floor temp., lighting, irrigation) Programmable day/night cycles and event control (air temp., humidity, floor temp., lighting, irrigation)
      Irrigation Irrigation system dueto precipitaion amount Irrigation system dueto precipitaion amount Irrigation system dueto precipitaion amount
      Camera - - Camera on ceiling
      CO2 control - - CO2 control (- 2000 ppm)

      * For a floor temperature of 2°C, a brine of -2°C is required on site.
      ** For a room temperature of 6°C, a brine of 2°C is required on site.

      Customer service and contact
      • Stefan Engelhardt
      • Tel.: +49 (0) 8421 93 766-57
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