The 1000 Pressure Membrane Extractor incorporates disposable cellulose membranes in the extraction of water from soil samples over a pressure range of 0 to 15 bars. A compression diaphragm in the lid holds the samples in firm contact with the membrane, ensuring proper hydraulic contact needed for the extraction process. The Pressure Membrane Extractor includes the following components: top and bottom plates, 5/8" (1.6 cm) high by 11" (28 cm) inside diameter cylinder and clamping bolts, cylinder seal O-rings, screen drain plate, compressing diaphragm, and eccentric clamping screw assembly. Connecting hoses (2 required), cut cellulose membrane discs, PM Hinge, and torque wrench with socket are ordered separately. Soil sample retaining rings and cylinders of various heights are available separately.