Effect of Dissolved Oxygen (and Bubbles) on the Measured Permittivity of Geotextiles

    Volume 11, Issue 2 (June 1988)

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    CODEN: GTJOAD

    Page Count: 3


    Halse, YH
    Research associate, professor of physics, and professor of civil engineering, Geosynthetic Research Institute, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

    Lord, AE
    Research associate, professor of physics, and professor of civil engineering, Geosynthetic Research Institute, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

    Koerner, RM
    Research associate, professor of physics, and professor of civil engineering, Geosynthetic Research Institute, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

    Abstract

    Measurements are made of the permittivity in a heat set, nonwoven staple filament polypropylene as a function of the dissolved oxygen content (DOC) of the water. Vacuum deairing of the water to a DOC of 5 ppm or below insures that the measured permittivity will not be lowered by oxygen effects. Careful long-term measurements show that the measured permittivity is reduced very significantly if the DOC rises above 6 ppm. However as long as bubbles are not observed in the water, reasonably good values of the permittivity can usually be achieved, provided the measurements are performed rather quickly.


    Paper ID: GTJ10963J

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10963J

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    Title Effect of Dissolved Oxygen (and Bubbles) on the Measured Permittivity of Geotextiles
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee D18