For evaluating subsurface contamination, sampling method (boring) is commonly used, but this method cannot monitor the change of in-situ contamination and concentration with respect to time. The purpose of this study is to develop a measuring system for subsurface contamination in which a so-called FDR-V system (Frequency Domain Reflectometry with Vector network analyzer) was employed to measure the salinity contaminant. This FDR-V method is a coaxial probe method,which allows the measurement of the complex dielectric constant from 1GHz to 18GHz. The experimental study indicates the possibility in measuring both the salinity concentration and volumetric moisture content.
Volumetric moisture content