Research Projects


Applications of IMKO Systems Related to Agro-Environmental and Hydrological Sciences in National or EU Multi-National Projects.

In the following we give you an introduction about past projects and currently running research projects in Germany and the EU where IMKO measuring systems are involved. Table 1 shows the projects' topics and partners. Further down the projects are explained in detail.


Precision farming, Dyn. TDR
Topic The measurement of soil moisture as an additional input for precision farming
Partners Institute for Agricultural Engineering, University of Hohenheim, Germany
Funding German Federal Department of Research and Technology
IMKO-products TRIME®
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TDR Research Co-operation
Topic Development and calibration of TDR for measuring water content, electrical conductivity and solute transport in soils
Partners Institute for Applied Geology, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Funding German Federal Department of Research and Technology
IMKO-products TRIME®, ENVIS®
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Weiherbach Project
Topic Characterisation of mass and solute transport in an intensively used agricultural region
Partners universities and research facilities of Karlsruhe, Cottbus, Bayreuth and Heidelberg, Germany
Funding German Federal Department of Research and Technology
IMKO-products TRIME®, ENVIS®, different measuring modules
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Solling Roof Project
Topic Experimental manipulation of a spruce forest to investigate influences of acid rain on plants and soil
Partners Forest Ecosystem Research Centre, University of Göttingen, Germany
Funding German Federal Department of Research and Technology, State of Lower Saxony, European Union
IMKO-products TRIME®, ENVIS®, modules for tensiometer, temperature, radiation, etc.
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Lysimeter Hirschstetten Project
Topic Investigation of effects of agricultural practice on groundwater pollution
Partners Austrian Research Centre
Funding Austrian Federal Department of Agriculture
IMKO-products TRIME®, ENVIS®
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Regional-Climatic-Project (Reclip)
Topic Determination of energy-, water- and mass-balance between atmosphere, soil and vegetation
Partners Universities of Karlsruhe, Freiburg, Straßburg and Basel, German Weather Service
Funding Special funding shared by the participating institutions and countries
IMKO-products TRIME®, ENVIS®, different measuring modules
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Biofilter Project
Topic Control of water content in biological filters used for exhaust-fume-cleaning
Partners Institute for Water Economy, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Funding University of Stuttgart
IMKO-products TRIME® tube probe
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Tea Project
Topic Development of a rapid moisture meter for determination of water content in tea leaves after harvest
Partners Tea Research Institute (TRI) of Sri Lanka, Institute for Agricultural Engineering, University of Hohenheim, Germany
Funding TRI, University of Hohenheim
IMKO-products TRIME®-GM
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Grain Project
Topic Development of systems for on-line measuring of grain moisture during the drying process
Partners Agricultural Co-operative Karlsruhe, several drying plant manufacturers
Funding -
IMKO-products TRIME®-GW
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Protection of Cultural Heritage Project
Topic Development of methods and calibrations for the non-destructive testing of water content and electrolytes for natural stone- and brick decay problems on historical monuments
Partners Institute for Research and Testing of Materials, FMPA Stuttgart, Germany
Funding -
IMKO-products TRIME®-surface probe
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