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Laboratory Permeability Measurement

Ming-Kuo Lee

Auburn University Department of Geology


Prepare students in permeability measurement methods commonly used by envirionmental consulting groups. In this activity, participants learn how to prepare samples, set up tests, and interpret data for permeameters.

Learning Goals

Context for Use

This is the fifth of nine one-week exercises designed for a senior-level undergraduate lecture/lab hydrogeology course.

Teaching Notes and Tips

Go over Darcy's law with the students before the lab so they are more comfortable calculating permeability from the test results.

Teaching Materials

The following equipment is required:


The author is seeking feedback from companies that hire students that have gone through the course that this activity is from to see if this training provides a positive impact on job performance.

References and Resources

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Contact the Author

Please contact Ming-Kuo Lee at leeming@mail.auburn.edu with questions or suggestions.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

Special Interest: Quantitative
Quantitative Skills Activity Type: Lab Activity

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