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Australia 3
Austria 1
Denmark 3
England 3
Finland 2
France 2
Germany 14
Netherlands 3
Norway 1
Spain 2
Sweden 8
Switzerland 1

In the following table you can see which countries have received one or more Respicond. 43 machines have been sold to date (Dec 2016) since Feb 1992, when the company Nordgren Innovations AB (Ltd.) was started.

The work on Respicond started 1980 and operational equipment has existed since 1983. Respicond was developed to fill a scientific need and most of the customers are researchers in many countries all over the world. The exception is the cosmetics giant L’Oreal based in France.

To get the addresses of customers near you contact: A. Nordgren Innovations AB.

Here are some earlier installations:

Australia installation.

Australia installation.

In Creswick, Australia a special version of Respicond V has been installed. It has a much greater depth and can contain vessels tall enough for 25 cm soil cores. They have locally constructed the vessel with the large diameter. In charge is Dr. Stephen Livesley Scientist (GTU), Forest Science Centre, Water Street, Creswick, VIC 3633.

Abisko installation

Abisko installation

Respicond V in Abisko research station, situated in the very north of Sweden. Researcher in charge of the equipment: Associate Professor Reiner Giesler, Climate Impact Research Centre, Dep of Ecology and Environmental Science, Umeå University, Box 62, 981 07 Abisko, mobile: 070-370 85 15

Bayreuth Installation.

Bayreuth Installation.

Respicond V in Bayreuth, Germany, the city known for its Wagner festival. This unit is equiped with 48 stirrers to also handle liquid samples. Researcher in charge of the equipment: Dr. K. Kalbitz, Dept. of Soil Ecology, University of Bayreuth, D-95440 Bayreuth, Germany.

Halle installation.

Halle installation.

Respicond V in Halle, Germany. Researcher in charge of the equipment: Dr. Elke Schulz, UFZ Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig-Halle Ltd., Department Soil Sciences, Theodor-Lieser Strasse 4, D – 06120 Halle.

Respicond aquarelle

Respicond aquarelle

Respicond III as an aquarelle. This version of Respicond had a DOS program and was based on a Wheatstone bridge. The lids with handles turned out to be virtually impossible to lean against anything. They slid along the floor and scattered around.
Work on this equipment started 1980 and operational equipment has existed since 1983. The earliest versions had glass conductometric cells and platinum plates horisontally attached to the bottom of the glass beaker. It used analog printers and a ruler to manually measure the decrease in conductance. The first really useable instrument had 24 vessels in two small water baths and a DOS program.

The production group

In addition to A. Nordgren Innovations AB, headed by Dr. Anders Nordgren, that developed, markets and coordinates the production of the Respicond instruments, a number of small companies participate in the production. We have all connections to Umeå University or the Dept. of Forest Ecology, Forest faculty of SLU, (the Swedish University for Agricultural Sciences) situated in Umeå, Sweden.

The electronics was designed and manufactured by LL Electronics, Rönnliden 39, SE937 96 Bygdsiljum a village ca 70 km from Umeå. This business was run by Lars Lundmark, who was an invaluable research engineer at the Department of Analytical Chemistry, Umeå university.
Sadly, Lars Lundmark died from a massive heart failure early 2015. His work has been successfully been taken over by Lars Lövdahl.

The program is created by Lars Lövdahl heading LL Technical Software and is a retired research engineer from the Dept. of Forest Ecology, SLU, Umeå.
Lars Lövdahl is since 2016 also in charge of the production of the electronics.

The production of the water bath and all the vessels with the conductometric cells is manufactured by Tojo Forest Technology at the small village Djäkneboda 35 km north of Umeå. Tojo Forest Technology is run by Torbjörn Jonsson, earlier at the University of Umeå.