There are a number of advantages to studying soil processes under laboratory conditions:
the con-trolled environment allows more precise experiments, the scale is adapted to several processes and permits shorter test times compared to field studies. Different materials can be integrated quickly. Laboratory lysimeters can be used to realise both monoliths and specifically filled columns.
Column experiments on laboratory lysimeters lend themselves to the examination of physical soil parameters using multistep outflow or multistep flux experiments. These can also be used for measuring conservative or reactive transport.
UGT GmbH offers laboratory lysimeters in a range of configurations. It is possible to control the boundary conditions using a suction base or overhead irrigation, as well as to configure measuring probes freely.
Every lab lysimeter system is adapted specifically customized according to the planned project.