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Soil Physics - Prof. Dr. Andrea Carminati

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DFG CA921/4-1: A pore network model of soil hydrophobicity
From 06/2016 to 02/2021
Grant manager: Andrea Carminati
Contact person: Pascal Benard
Supporting organization: German Research Foundation (DFG)

The objective of the project is to improve our understanding of the physical mechanisms that cause some soils to turn water repellent. Our hypothesis is that the microscopic heterogeneity of hydrophobic compounds explains why at given water contents and soil organic matter a soil turns suddenly from hydrophilic to water repellent. Such criticality can be explained using a percolation approach. This project is in collaboration with Prof. Jörg Bachmann (Uni-Hannover).

Projects in this grant

DFG CA921/4-1 A pore network model of soil hydrophobicity
Coworkers: Pascal Benard, Andrea Carminati, Faisal Hayat, Andrea Carminati

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