Articles | Volume 21, issue 5
Research article
03 May 2017
Research article |  | 03 May 2017

Hydraulic and transport parameter assessment using column infiltration experiments

Anis Younes, Thierry Mara, Marwan Fahs, Olivier Grunberger, and Philippe Ackerer

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The estimation of flow and solute transport in unsaturated soil is essential for quantifying groundwater resources or pollution. Usual column laboratory experiments and a new method are analyzed using a global sensitivity analysis. The data sets are composed of water pressure and water content measured inside the column and water flow rate and solute BTC measured at the outflow. Non-invasive methods (using flow rate and BTC only) provide comparable results than usual invasive methods.