Calculation of hydraulic conductivities and capillary rise in peat soils from bulk density and solid matter volume

G.W. Bloemen

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    Abstract

    Recently it was demonstrated how unsaturated hydraulic conductivities of soils can be calculated from granular composition and organic matter content (BLOEMEN, 1980a). This type of calculations has to be restricted to mineral soils because the capillary properties of organic soils will not be determined by the granular composition of the minor mineral part. Still it would be of use if hydraulic conductivities of organic soils could also be calculated from easily determined soil properties. From information in literature and measurements in samples of peat soils a simple metbod for the calculation of capillary properties of peat soils proceeded
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationWageningen
    PublisherICW
    Number of pages27
    Publication statusPublished - 1981

    Publication series

    NameNota / Instituut voor Cultuurtechniek en Waterhuishouding
    No.1291

    Keywords

    • hydraulic conductivity
    • infiltration
    • measurement
    • peat soils
    • permeability
    • seepage
    • soil
    • soil density

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    Bloemen, G. W. (1981). Calculation of hydraulic conductivities and capillary rise in peat soils from bulk density and solid matter volume. (Nota / Instituut voor Cultuurtechniek en Waterhuishouding; No. 1291). ICW. https://edepot.wur.nl/212740