Gas-phase partitioning tracer test method for water content measurement: Evaluating efficacy for a range of porous-medium textures

Sheng Peng, Mark L Brusseau

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Abstract

Gas-phase partitioning tracer tests were conducted to measure water content for several porous media with different mean particle diameters and particle-size distributions. Methane was used as the nonreactive tracer and difluoromethane was used as the water-partitioning tracer. Water contents determined from the tracer-test results were similar to values measured gravimetrically. These results support the utility of the gas-phase tracer method for measuring water content in a variety of porous media.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)881-884
Number of pages4
JournalVadose Zone Journal
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2005

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