Hydraulic conductivity in soils applications is typically used to describe the ease at which water can flow through soil. Saturated hydraulic conductivity (Ks) is used to describe water movement through saturated soils. The rate at which soil can conduct water is a critical component in a variety of ecosystem processes in terrestial ecosystems. It is also plays a key role in geotechnical engineering when making site assesments for different construction projects, whether it be drainage system design, landfill cap performance, or septic installations.
Water movement in soil is spatially variable. The Mini Disk Infiltrometer is a qiuck way to test unsaturated hydraulic conductivity and infiltration rates. Backpackable Small, compact, and simple, the Mini Disk Infiltrometer is a true field instrument. It can be tossed into a backpack with a… » Learn more
The UMS KSAT System is designed for determination of saturated hydraulic conductivity on 250 cm³ soil samples by constant-head and falling-head experiments. » Learn more
DualHead Infiltrometer The DualHead infiltrometer measures soil saturated hydraulic conductivity, or Kfs. It is fully automated and requires no post-processing of data. No Babysitting - Set it up and leave it to add water, maintain correct pressure heads, measure infiltration rates, and calculate… » Learn more