permeametry

permeametry

[‚pər·mē′äm·ə·trē]
(analytical chemistry)
Determination of the average size of fine particles in a fluid (gas or liquid) by passing the mixture through a powder bed of known dimensions and recording the pressure drop and flow rate through the bed.
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Vogeler I, Clothier BE, Green SR, Scotter DR, Tillman RW (1996) Characterising water and solute movement by Time Domain Reflectometry and Disk Permeametry.
These results have had many applications, from the development and analysis of disc (195) and borehole permeametry (190), through to the design and operation of line and drip irrigation systems.