Facilities for the study of unsaturated soils
The Geoenvironmental Laboratory is home to state-of-the-art instruments for hydrological, thermal and chemical characterisation of soils.
Our Geoenvironmental Laboratory (GEL) provides facilities for the study of unsaturated soils, allowing our geo-environmental engineering researchers to explore problems of groundwater contamination and soil-water interaction.
Boasting a full suite of water retention curve measurement devices for the study of unsaturated soils, GEL is capable of measuring suctions across the full spectrum of water content from saturation to near dryness.
GEL facilitates hydrological, thermal and chemical characterisation of soils, including water retention across the full suction range, hydraulic and thermal conductivity, viscosity, and includes instrumented soil columns for physical modelling.