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Soil Bulk Density Kits (BDK0)

The BDK0 Bulk density kit is a low cost, high precision kit for collecting bulk density samples. It is an ideal tool for determining the soil volumetric water content and calibration of the soil water content measurement sensors.

Bulk density of the soil is the ratio of the mass of the dried soil to the volume of the soil. It indicates the compaction level of the soil.

Mathematically:  soil bulk density = mass of oven dried soil/soil volume


  • Soil volume = ring volume
  • Ring volume (cm3) = 3.14 x r2 x ring height.
    • r is the internal radius of the ring.

Bulk Density Kit Applications

  • Soil quality assessment
  • Soil water balance studies
  • Agriculture
  • Construction
Soil Bulk Density Kit