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?
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 is a veteran environmental practitioner with over 40 years of experience. He carries a Bachelor of Science degree (B.Sc.) in Mechanical Engineering including academic credits in Nuclear and Chemical Engineering and postgraduate education in these fields. His career includes design and construction of nuclear plant facilities, chemical processing plants and hazardous wastewater treatment systems. He is a former California Registered Environmental Assessor Levels I & II in the 1988-2012 registry that certified environmental professionals in the assessment and remediation of environmentally impacted land, and a Registered Environmental Professional (REP) since 1989 with the National Registry of Environmental Professionals (NREP). He is a California Business & Professions Code Qualifying Responsible Managing Officer (RMO) in the General Engineering Contractor classification with Hazardous Substance Removal and Asbestos certifications, and president of AMI ADINI ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, INC. (AAES), a general engineering contractor and consulting firm specializing in environmental site assessments, rehabilitation of contaminated sites and removal of environmental risks from real-estate transactions. (Contact Ami for a complete resume.) AAES provides practical solutions to environmental concerns using the highest standards of ethics and integrity while providing its clients with maximum return on their investments.
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