911302 Filtering function of the soil - solute transport in an experiment and computer simulation

Exercise course
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Ruffeis, Dominik , Schindlbacher, Andreas
Institute of Soil Research (IBF)
Offered in
Sommersemester 2018
Languages of instruction
Deutsch, Englisch


The experiment will be discussed, set up and conducted in small groups together with the lecturer (2 days).

The gained data will be used for computer-simulations (2 days)

Previous knowledge expected

Knowledge of soil science (soil chemistry) and soil physics (VU 815.101) is mandatory!
Experience in laboratory experiments and numerical simulations is recommend.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Learning outcomes:
- Basic knowledge and process understanding of non-reactive solute transport (nutrients and pollutants) in the vadose zone and its mathematical description
- Determination of solute adsorption properties of soils (experimental determination and parameterization of adsorption isotherms)
- Application of numerical simulations of solute transport processes in soils with HYDRUS 1D and interpretation of the simulation results with respect to ecological implications (e.g., pollution risk assessment of surface- or groundwater)
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.