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Technical equipment

The Institute of Landscape Ecology and Resources Management has experience in several physical and chemical survey methods. Both, field and laboratory experiments can be conducted with emphasis in investigations on soil, water, compost and sewage sludge.

The following methods are currently available:

Physical methods:

  • dry matter
  • bulk density
  • solid substance density
  • saturated hydraulic conductivity
  • unsaturated hydraulic conductivity
  • pore volume, pore space distribution
  • gas-diffusion


Chemical methods:

  • pH-value
  • electric conductivity
  • organic matter
  • C:N-ratio
  • carbon content
  • cation exchange capacity (CEC)
  • nutrients (e.g. N, P, K, Mg, Ca, K)
  • heavy metals (e.g. Pb, Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Hg, Zn)
  • biological oxygen demand (BOD) and chemical oxygen demand (COD)
  • odorous substance