Enter the amount of water (mL) and the percolation time (min) into the Percolation Rate Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Percolation Rate. 

Percolation Rate Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Percolation Rate.

PER = W / T

  • Where PER is the Percolation Rate (mL/min)
  • W is the amount of water (mL) 
  • T is the percolation time (min) 

How to Calculate Percolation Rate?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Percolation Rate.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the amount of water (mL). 
    • The amount of water (mL) is given as: 500.
  2. Next, determine the percolation time (min). 
    • The percolation time (min) is provided as: 10.
  3. Finally, calculate the Percolation Rate using the equation above: 

PER = W / T

The values provided above are inserted into the equation below and computed.

PER = 500 / 10 = 50.00 (mL/min)


Example Problem #2: 

For this problem, the variables required are provided below:

amount of water (mL) = 600

percolation time (min) = 60

Test your knowledge using the equation and check your answer with the calculator..

PER = W / T = ?