Rheology is a term derived from the Greek Rheos which stands for 'current' or 'flow'. It is the part of science that studies the relationship between the forces exerted on the material and the deformation or movement that occurs as a result.
With the Sludge Sampler we can take sludge samples at a known depth. In our laboratory we can test these samples on rheological properties. For this we are in possession of a Brookfield rheometer. This allows us to acquire the flow curves from the sludge samples, and, if desired, the viscosity and yield stress can be derived.
- determination nautical depth (based on yield stress);
- fluidity of the sludge (determination fluid mud slope).