percolation test


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percolation test

[pər·kə′lā·shən ‚test]
(civil engineering)
A test to determine the suitability of a soil for the installation of a domestic sewage-disposal system, in which a hole is dug and filled with water and the rate of water-level decline is measured.

percolation test

A test to determine the rate at which a particular soil absorbs effluent; a hole is dug in the soil and filled with water, then the rate at which the water level drops is measured. (See illustration p. 716.)
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The up-flow percolation test was carried out using a column of 5 cm diameter.
Determination of heavy metals leaching from biochar according to LST CEN/TS14405 The main purpose of up-flow percolation test is to determine the rate of leaching of various contaminants from granular wastes as a function of liquid to solid ratio (i.
Since the percolation test is the tool most widely used to measure water flow capabilities of a field soil, several attempts have been made to find empirical relationships between the saturated hydraulic conductivity (Ks) and the percolation time (PT) with a hope of replacing the percolation test with a hydraulic conductivity test (Fritton, Ratvasky, & Petersen, 1986; Mulqueen & Rodgers, 2001; Winneberger, 1974).
After preparing and presoaking the hole, the percolation test was conducted using the standard procedure described by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (Fritton et al.
The leaching limit values for hazardous waste calculated at L/S 10 l/kg and 2 l/kg for total release are presented in Table 3 and expressed in mg/l for the first eluate of percolation test at L/S 0.
The fact that the leaching was below the allowed limit in both the batch tests and the percolation test, may be important for practical reasons.
Simple percolation tests can be used for the initial evaluation, which are supplemented with infiltrometer readings for the final design.
Department officials ordered soil percolation tests after they discovered that blasting had been done on the property, said Damian Meins, division director of the environmental resources management division.
If, for example, a community relies primarily on wells and septic tanks for drinking water and wastewater treatment, respectively, then the environmental health practitioners who support that community need to be well versed on such systems and know about proper siting and how to do and interpret percolation tests.
Percolation tests, and in some instances test borings, must be taken within each facility at the proposed bottom elevation, establishing a suitable infiltration rate, which is generally accepted to be 0.
Metallurgical tests, including agitated leach tests and percolation tests, resulted in similar grades, and recoveries ranging for 57% to 79%.
Zavolas said he needs proof of all percolation tests and an alternate plan if any of the lots don't percolate.