Figure 3: Installing suction cups
• The lysimeter
cylinder filled with soil is then lifted from the hole,
turned round and put on the ground near the pit with the
• The bottom plate and several centimetesr
of the natural soil are removed. 7 suction cups (of different
sizes) for collecting seepage water are installed, see figure
3. Soil is replaced by different sizes of filter sand and
gravel from top to bottom.
• The bottom of the lysimeter is covered with a fleece
and a stainless steel bottom plate is mounted to the container.
At the same time, soil samples of
all horizons are taken to be analyzed for different parameters.