Impact of Biochar on Soil Water Content and Electrical Conductivity
Maciej Gliniak , Jakub Sikora , Urszula Sadowska , Agnieszka Klimek-Kopyra , Agnieszka Ewa Latawiec , Maciej Kuboń
AbstractThe article presents the possibilities of using time-domain reflectometry (TDR) to determine the water content and electrical conductivity of mineral soil with biochar addition. The TDR method consists in measuring the time of electromagnetic pulse transmission and reflection from the obstacle back to the source point. The impulse is a step signal of voltage. The reflected signal contains information on the dielectric properties of the material being tested. Therefore, qualitative, and quantitative properties of the material can be detected. The tests were carried out using a mobile reflectometric device as an electronic humidity and conductive meter. Based on the obtained results, the usefulness of reflectometric methods in the study of the water content and electrical conductivity of mineral soil was determined.
|Journal series||IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, [Earth and environmental science], ISSN 1755-1307, e-ISSN 1755-1315, (0 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|License||Journal (articles only); author's original; ; after publication|
|Finansowanie||The publication was financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under the strategic program “Natural environment, agriculture and forestry” BIOSTRATEG III (BIOSTRATEG3/345940/7/NCBR/2017).|
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