Use of infrared technology for rapid soil moisture content determination

Title of I&T Wish Use of infrared technology for rapid soil moisture content determination
(REF : W-0263)
Project Summary and Challenges This project aims to improve the efficiency and effective functioning of the existing infrared oven model developed by the Public Works Laboratories. The new infrared oven shall use infrared technology for rapid determination of moisture content for wide range of soil types and shall:
  • shorten the drying time required by the existing infrared oven model (currently, it takes about 3.5 hours to complete the soil drying);
  • be applicable to fine to coarse grained soil;
  • keep temperature of soil during the test not exceeding 110 °C;
  • measure change of mass of soil inside the oven automatically at different time; and
  • transfer testing data to the existing laboratory information system.
Expected Outcome Solution provider shall be responsible for designing, developing, constructing and installing the equipment and associated software.
Expected Project Duration Project duration is expected to be 18 months
Contact Information

Name: Ms. Florence Chu

Position: Geotechnical Engineer

Tel: 23051308

Email: florencechu@cedd.gov.hk


Name: Mr HO Chung Yeung, Jeremy

Position: Engineer

Tel: 3757 6289

Email: jeremyho@emsd.gov.hk

Publish Date 2020-04-21
Closing Date 2020-05-30