Environmental Enlightenment #127

By Ami Adini - Reissued February 19, 2016


This is a SHORT, LIGHT and SIMPLE newsletter. Its purpose is to rekindle in the initiated terminology they have once learned, and enlighten the uninitiated on terms they may have heard but never known the meaning of.

What is a Lysimeter?

Lysimeter is a device for measuring the percolation of water through soils and for determining the soluble constituents removed in the drainage. It has a use in environmental site assessments where there’s a need to evaluate migration of contaminated fluids in the soil. The diagram below illustrates the principle on which Lysimeters work:

  • Using the pressure-vacuum pump, first apply vacuum to suck the moisture in.
  • Then apply pressure to pump it up to the sample bottle

 

You can find past issues of our  "Environmental Enlightenment" at amiadini.com Wealth of information about environmental site assessments in the real estate transactions and issues concerning assessment and cleanup of contamination in the subsurface soil and groundwater.

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Ami Adini
Ami Adini & Associates, Inc.
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Ami Adini is a mechanical engineer, California Registered Environmental Assessor, Level II (Exp.), and president of AMI ADINI & ASSOCIATES, INC. (AA&A), an environmental consulting firm specializing in all phases of environmental site assessments and rehabilitation of contaminated sites. AA&A specializes in practical solutions to environmental concerns using the highest standards of ethics and integrity while providing its clients with maximum return on their investments.