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Old 12-05-2012, 12:55 PM
Snapper12 Snapper12 is offline
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Bioretention infiltration rates

Does anybody know of a good test to use to test the infiltration rates of bioretention soils?

I was thinking of a 5 gallon bucket, cut out the bottom, place a screen over it. Measure the amount of water put in the top and measure how much comes out the bottom after a given time. Can anybody think of a more "scientific" way?

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Old 12-05-2012, 02:14 PM
Kiril Kiril is offline
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The simplest, cheapest way would be to get a double ring infiltrometer. While the simplest version of this apparatus/test won't give you high resolution results, it should be sufficient for what you need to do.

http://www.ams-samplers.com/itemgrou...222&catCNum=42
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