UMR CNRS 5023

Laboratoire d'Ecologie des Hydrosystèmes Naturels et Anthropisés


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UMR CNRS 5023

Laboratoire d'Ecologie des Hydrosystèmes
Naturels et Anthropisés

DI PRIMA Simone
Post-doc. UCBL

Chercheur CDD : IPE

ENTPE, Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'Etat
CNRS, UMR 5023 - LEHNA,
Laboratoire d'Ecologie des Hydrosystèmes Naturels et Anthropisés
3, Rue Maurice Audin
F-69518 Vaulx-en-Velin Cedex France

(+33) 04 72 04 70 57 (+33) 04 72 04 77 43

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  • Within the framework of the ANR INFILTRON project (Package for assessing infiltration & filtration functions of urban soils in stormwater management; https://infiltron.org/), led by Laurent LASSABATERE, I am realizing at the LEHNA laboratory ten new infiltrometers and five data acquisition systems based on a first prototype by Di Prima et (2015). Following the guidelines in Di Prima et al. (2016), I improved the design of the devices in terms of reservoir capacity and number of infiltrometers that can be operated simultaneously. The new configuration will allow to intensively sampling the soil, especially when many replications were necessary to overcome uncertainties in the hydraulic characterization due to highly heterogeneous soils. I also built at the LEHNA laboratory a large infiltrometer, which will allow: i) switching from one reservoir filled with only water to the other filled with nano-tracers; ii) to avoid the interruption of the experiments during filling of the reservoirs; iii) to infiltrate enough water to attain steady state conditions; and iv) switching from one reservoir to the other avoiding the interruption of the experiments during filling of the reservoirs.

    Objectives of the ANR INFILTRON project – TASK 1:

    Development of a large ring (~1m diam.) infiltrometer for injecting water and high-tech nano-tracers (engineered nanoparticles) & design of a method for depicting water bulbs and nano-tracer pathways in the soils, using non-intrusive geophysical methods (i.e. Ground Penetrating Radar, GPR). Field tests in an instrumented pilot in Django Reinhardt infiltration basin monitored by OTHU (the Field Observatory for urban water management – www.othu.org).

    Description of work

    Large ring water infiltration – nano-tracer injection experiments will be based on the infiltration of water and nano-tracers through a large ring (about 1m in diameter) while maintaining a constant water depth in the ring (analogy made with Beerkan experiments,). During water infiltration, water content at the surface around the ring will be monitored using water content TDR probes. In addition, the soil surface will be photographed to map wetting front, which is representative of the extension of the infiltration bulb at the surface. Water will be colored using dyes to increase the contrast between wet and unwetted soil. Ground Penetrating Radar will be used to track the pathways of the nano-tracers and water, the nano-tracers being designed to behave as contrasting agent for GPR. Data includes the water cumulative infiltration at surface, dynamics of the extension of water corolla around the ring, and GPR signal. In addition, interstitial water in the soil will be sampled below the ring, using specific devices to validate the information derived from GPR signal for flow and the nano-tracer pathways. For this purpose, infiltration experiments will be carried out near the experimental well developed in the pilot infiltration basin (Django Reinhardt). The access well (2 m in diameter and in depth) is equipped with probes for the measurement of water pressure head, water content and for the sampling of interstitial water at different depths. This set of experiment will allow us to test the engineered nano-tracer in a strongly heterogeneous deposit, known to be prone to preferential flow. Another set of infiltration experiments will be performed using stormwater with bacteria and nano-pollutants (anthropic nanoparticles). Their fate in the deposit will be characterized and compared to that of the nano-tracers to validate the representativeness of the engineered nano-tracers under real conditions. (Lassabatere et al., 2006)

    Within the framework of the ANR INFILTRON project (Package for assessing infiltration & filtration functions of urban soils in stormwater management; https://infiltron.org/), led by Laurent LASSABATERE, I am realizing at the LEHNA laboratory ten new infiltrometers and five data acquisition systems based on a first prototype by Di Prima et (2015). Following the guidelines in Di Prima et al. (2016), I improved the design of the devices in terms of reservoir capacity and number of infiltrometers that can be operated simultaneously. The new configuration will allow to intensively sampling the soil, especially when many replications were necessary to overcome uncertainties in the hydraulic characterization due to highly heterogeneous soils. I also built at the LEHNA laboratory a large infiltrometer, which will allow: i) switching from one reservoir filled with only water to the other filled with nano-tracers; ii) to avoid the interruption of the experiments during filling of the reservoirs; iii) to infiltrate enough water to attain steady state conditions; and iv) switching from one reservoir to the other avoiding the interruption of the experiments during filling of the reservoirs.

    Objectives of the ANR INFILTRON project – TASK 1:

    Development of a large ring (~1m diam.) infiltrometer for injecting water and high-tech nano-tracers (engineered nanoparticles) & design of a method for depicting water bulbs and nano-tracer pathways in the soils, using non-intrusive geophysical methods (i.e. Ground Penetrating Radar, GPR). Field tests in an instrumented pilot in Django Reinhardt infiltration basin monitored by OTHU (the Field Observatory for urban water management – www.othu.org).

    Description of work

    Large ring water infiltration – nano-tracer injection experiments will be based on the infiltration of water and nano-tracers through a large ring (about 1m in diameter) while maintaining a constant water depth in the ring (analogy made with Beerkan experiments,). During water infiltration, water content at the surface around the ring will be monitored using water content TDR probes. In addition, the soil surface will be photographed to map wetting front, which is representative of the extension of the infiltration bulb at the surface. Water will be colored using dyes to increase the contrast between wet and unwetted soil. Ground Penetrating Radar will be used to track the pathways of the nano-tracers and water, the nano-tracers being designed to behave as contrasting agent for GPR. Data includes the water cumulative infiltration at surface, dynamics of the extension of water corolla around the ring, and GPR signal. In addition, interstitial water in the soil will be sampled below the ring, using specific devices to validate the information derived from GPR signal for flow and the nano-tracer pathways. For this purpose, infiltration experiments will be carried out near the experimental well developed in the pilot infiltration basin (Django Reinhardt). The access well (2 m in diameter and in depth) is equipped with probes for the measurement of water pressure head, water content and for the sampling of interstitial water at different depths. This set of experiment will allow us to test the engineered nano-tracer in a strongly heterogeneous deposit, known to be prone to preferential flow. Another set of infiltration experiments will be performed using stormwater with bacteria and nano-pollutants (anthropic nanoparticles). Their fate in the deposit will be characterized and compared to that of the nano-tracers to validate the representativeness of the engineered nano-tracers under real conditions. (Lassabatere et al., 2006)

  • 2019 Angulo-Jaramillo, R., Bagarello, V., Di Prima, S., Gosset, A., Iovino, M., Lassabatere, L., 2019 - Beerkan Estimation of Soil Transfer parameters (BEST) across soils and scales. Journal of Hydrology, 576, 239-261.

    2019 Di Prima, S., Castellini, M., Najm, M.R.A., Stewart, R.D., Angulo-Jaramillo, R., Winiarski, T., Lassabatere, L., 2019 - Experimental assessment of a new comprehensive model for single ring infiltration data. Journal of Hydrology, 573:937–951.

    2019 Keesstra, S.D., Rodrigo-Comino, J., Novara, A., Gimenez-Morera, A., Pulido, M., Di Prima, S., Cerda, A., 2019 - Straw mulch as a sustainable solution to decrease runoff and erosion in glyphosate-treated clementine plantations in Eastern Spain. An assessment using rainfall simulation experiments. Catena, 174 : 95-103.

    2019 Lassabatere, L., Di Prima, S., Angulo-Jaramillo, R., Keesstra, S., Salesa, D., 2019 - Beerkan multi-runs for characterizing water infiltration and spatial variability of soil hydraulic properties across scales. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 64(2) : 165-178.

    2019 Lassabatere, L., Di Prima, S., Bouarafa, S., Iovino, M., Bagarello, V., Angulo-Jaramillo, R., 2019 - BEST-2K Method for Characterizing Dual-Permeability Unsaturated Soils with Ponded and Tension Infiltrometers. Vadose Zone J. 18(180124) : 1-20.

    2019 Lozano-Baez, S.E., Cooper, M., Frosini de Barros Ferraz, S., Ribeiro Rodrigues, R., Castellini, R., Di Prima, R., 2019 - Recovery of Soil Hydraulic Properties for Assisted Passive and Active Restoration: Assessing Historical Land Use and Forest Structure. Water, 11(86) : 1-18.

    2018 Di Prima, S., Marrosu, R., Lassabatere, L., Angulo-Jaramillo, R., Pirastru, M., 2018 - In situ characterization of preferential flow by combining plot- and point-scale infiltration experiments on a hillslope. Journal of Hydrology 563, 633-642.

    2015 Di Prima, S., Lassabatere, L., Bagarello, V., Iovino, M., Angulo-Jaramillo, R. 2015 - Testing a new automated single ring infiltrometer for Beerkan infiltration experiments. Geoderma 262 : 20-34.

    2019
    Alagna, V., Bagarello, V., Di Prima, S., Guaitoli, F., Iovino, M., Keesstra, S., Cerdˆ, A., 2019. Using beerkan experiments to estimate hydraulic conductivity of a crusted loamy soil in a Mediterranean vineyard. Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics 67.

    Keesstra, S., Rodrigo-Comino, J., Novara, A., Giménez-Morera, A., Pulido, M., Di Prima, S., Cerdà, A., 2019. Straw mulch as a sustainable solution to decrease runoff and erosion in glyphosate-treated clementine plantations in Eastern Spain. An assessment using rainfall simulation experiments. CATENA 174, 95–103. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2018.11.007

    Lozano-Baez, S.E., Cooper, M., Frosini de Barros Ferraz, S., Ribeiro Rodrigues, R., Castellini, M., Di Prima, S., 2019. Recovery of Soil Hydraulic Properties for Assisted Passive and Active Restoration: Assessing Historical Land Use and Forest Structure. Water 11, 86. https://doi.org/10.3390/w11010086

    Novara, A., Pulido, M., Rodrigo-Comino, J., Di Prima, S., Smith, P., Gristina, L., Gimenez-Morera, A., Terol, E., Salesa, D., Keesstra, S., 2019. Long-term organic farming on a citrus plantation results in soil organic carbon recovery. Cuadernos de Investigación Geográfica 0. https://doi.org/10.18172/cig.3794

    2018
    Alagna, V., Di Prima, S., Rodrigo-Comino, J., Iovino, M., Pirastru, M., Keesstra, S.D., Novara, A., Cerdà, A., 2018. The Impact of the Age of Vines on Soil Hydraulic Conductivity in Vineyards in Eastern Spain. Water 10. https://doi.org/10.3390/w10010014

    Castellini, M., Di Prima, S., Iovino, M., 2018. An assessment of the BEST procedure to estimate the soil water retention curve: A comparison with the evaporation method. Geoderma 320, 82–94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2018.01.014

    Di Prima, S., Castellini, M., Pirastru, M., Keesstra, S., 2018a. Soil Water Conservation: Dynamics and Impact. Water 10, 952. https://doi.org/10.3390/w10070952

    Di Prima, S., Concialdi, P., Lassabatere, L., Angulo-Jaramillo, R., Pirastru, M., Cerda, A., Keesstra, S., 2018b. Laboratory testing of Beerkan infiltration experiments for assessing the role of soil sealing on water infiltration. CATENA 167, 373–384. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2018.05.013

    Di Prima, S., Lassabatere, L., Rodrigo-Comino, J., Marrosu, R., Pulido, M., Angulo-Jaramillo, R., Úbeda, X., Keesstra, S., Cerdà, A., Pirastru, M., 2018c. Comparing Transient and Steady-State Analysis of Single-Ring Infiltrometer Data for an Abandoned Field Affected by Fire in Eastern Spain. Water 10. https://doi.org/10.3390/w10040514

    Di Prima, S., Marrosu, R., Lassabatere, L., Angulo-Jaramillo, R., Pirastru, M., 2018d. In situ characterization of preferential flow by combining plot- and point-scale infiltration experiments on a hillslope. Journal of Hydrology 563, 633–642. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.06.033

    Di Prima, S., Rodrigo-Comino, J., Novara, A., Iovino, M., Pirastru, M., Keesstra, S., Cerdà, A., 2018e. Soil Physical Quality of Citrus Orchards Under Tillage, Herbicide, and Organic Managements. Pedosphere 28, 463–477. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1002- 0160(18)60025-6

    Lozano-Baez, S.E., Cooper, M., Ferraz, S.F.B., Ribeiro Rodrigues, R., Pirastru, M., Di Prima, S., 2018. Previous Land Use Affects the Recovery of Soil Hydraulic Properties after Forest Restoration. Water 10. https://doi.org/10.3390/w10040453

    2017
    Bagarello, V., Di Prima, S., Iovino, M., 2017. Estimating saturated soil hydraulic conductivity by the near steady-state phase of a Beerkan infiltration test. Geoderma 303, 70–77. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2017.04.030

    Cerdà, A., Keesstra, S.D., Rodrigo-Comino, J., Novara, A., Pereira, P., Brevik, E., Giménez-Morera, A., Fernández-Raga, M., Pulido, M., Di Prima, S., Jordán, A., 2017. Runoff initiation, soil detachment and connectivity are enhanced as a consequence of vineyards plantations. Journal of Environmental Management 202, Part 1, 268–275. vineyards plantations. Journal of Environmental Management 202, Part 1, 268–275.

    Di Prima, S., Bagarello, V., Angulo-Jaramillo, R., Bautista, I., Cerdà, A., del, C.A., González-Sanchis, M., Iovino, M., Lassabatere, L., Maetzke, F., 2017a. Impacts of thinning of a Mediterranean oak forest on soil properties influencing water infiltration. Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics 65, 276–286. https://doi.org/10.1515/johh-2017-0016

    Di Prima, S., Bagarello, V., Lassabatere, L., Angulo-Jaramillo, R., Bautista, I., Burguet, M., Cerdà, A., Iovino, M., Prosdocimi, M., 2017b. Comparing Beerkan infiltration tests with rainfall simulation experiments for hydraulic characterization of a sandy-loam soil. Hydrological Processes 31, 3520–3532. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.11273

    Pirastru, M., Marrosu, R., Di Prima, S., Keesstra, S., Giadrossich, F., Niedda, M., 2017. Lateral Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity of Soil Horizons Evaluated in Large-Volume Soil Monoliths. Water 9. https://doi.org/10.3390/w9110862

    Prosdocimi, M., Burguet, M., Di Prima, S., Sofia, G., Terol Esperanza, E., Rodrigo Comino, J., Cerdà, A., Tarolli, P., 2017. Rainfall simulation and Structure-from-Motion photogrammetry for the analysis of soil water erosion in Mediterranean vineyards. Science of the Total Environment. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.09.036

    Alagna, V., Bagarello, V., Di Prima, S., Giordano, G., Iovino, M., 2016a. Testing infiltration run effects on the estimated water transmission properties of a sandy-loam soil. Geoderma 267, 24Ð33. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2015.12.029 Alagna, V., Bagarello, V., Di Prima, S., Giordano, G., Iovino, M., 2013. A simple field method to measure the hydrodynamic

    Alagna, V., Bagarello, V., Di Prima, S., Iovino, M., 2016b. Determining hydraulic properties of a loam soil by alternative infiltrometer techniques. Hydrological Processes 30, 263–275. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.10607

    Di Prima, S., Lassabatere, L., Bagarello, V., Iovino, M., Angulo-Jaramillo, R., 2016. Testing a new automated single ring infiltrometer for Beerkan infiltration experiments. Geoderma 262, 20–34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2015.08.006

    2015
    Di Prima, S., 2015. Automated single ring infiltrometer with a low-cost microcontroller circuit. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 118, 390–395. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2015.09.022

    2014
    Aiello, R., Bagarello, V., Barbagallo, S., Consoli, S., Di Prima, S., Giordano, G., Iovino, M., 2014. An assessment of the Beerkan method for determining the hydraulic properties of a sandy loam soil. Geoderma 235Ð236, 300Ð307. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2014.07.024

    Bagarello, V., Baiamonte, G., Castellini, M., Di Prima, S., Iovino, M., 2014a. A comparison between the single ring pressure infiltrometer and simplified falling head techniques. Hydrological Processes 28, 4843–4853. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.9980

    Bagarello, V., Castellini, M., Di Prima, S., Iovino, M., 2014b. Soil hydraulic properties determined by infiltration experiments and different heights of water pouring. Geoderma 213, 492–501. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2013.08.032

    Bagarello, V., Di Prima, S., Giordano, G., Iovino, M., 2014c. A test of the Beerkan Estimation of Soil Transfer parameters (BEST) procedure. Geoderma 221–222, 20–27. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2014.01.017

    Bagarello, V., Di Prima, S., Iovino, M., 2014d. Comparing Alternative Algorithms to Analyze the Beerkan Infiltration Experiment. Soil Science Society of America Journal 78, 724. https://doi.org/10.2136/sssaj2013.06.0231

    Bagarello, V., Di Prima, S., Iovino, M., Provenzano, G., 2014e. Estimating field-saturated soil hydraulic conductivity by a simplified Beerkan infiltration experiment. Hydrological Processes 28, 1095–1103. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.9649

    2013
    Alagna, V., Bagarello, V., Di Prima, S., Giordano, G., Iovino, M., 2013. A simple field method to measure the hydrodynamic properties of soil surface crust. Journal of Agricultural Engineering 44, 74–79. https://doi.org/10.4081/jae.2013.(s1):e14

    Bagarello, V., Castellini, M., Di Prima, S., Giordano, G., Iovino, M., 2013. Testing a Simplified Approach to Determine Field Saturated Soil Hydraulic Conductivity. Procedia Environmental Sciences 19, 599–608. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proenv.2013.06.068

    2011
    Bagarello, V., Di Prima, S., Iovino, M., Provenzano, G., Sgroi, A., 2011. Testing different approaches to characterize Burundian soils by the BEST procedure. Geoderma 162, 141–150. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2011.01.014

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