A quick measurement of water content of soil
Takuma, K. (Tottori Univ. (Japan). Faculty of Agriculture) | Kono, H. | Hiyama, H.
The measurement of water content of soil is important for soil tests or soil exploration and for execution management of materials for soil structures. Simple and quick measuring method with high accuracy is required in execution management. However, in JIS method, the standard method, oven drying more than 18 hours is necessary, accordingly it is impossible to obtain water content immediately. Hence, in our present study of quick methods of water content measurement, microwave oven method, sand container method, and alcohol combustion method were compared for an investigation of practical applicability of quick method. Among 3 kinds of quick measuring methods of water content, microwave oven method was found to be a quick, simple and most suitable method for the purpose of obtaining rough valuesShow more [+] Less [-]
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