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Rapid carbon determination by dry combustion in soil science and geochemistry


Van Moort, JC and de Vries, D, Rapid carbon determination by dry combustion in soil science and geochemistry, Geoderma, 4, (2) pp. 109-118. ISSN 0016-7061 (1970) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 1970 Elsevier B.V.

DOI: doi:10.1016/0016-7061(70)90038-8


Current determinative methods for total carbon and inorganic carbon and carbonate removal procedures are reviewed. A short method for carbonate removal applied to soil science and geochemistry is given, and results of rapid carbon analysis with dry combustion and volumetric CO2 determination are discussed. The standard Walkley-Black determination of organic matter in soil is claimed to be unreliable because of appreciable combustion of charcoal, graphite and pyrite.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geochemistry
Research Field:Exploration geochemistry
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
UTAS Author:Van Moort, JC (Dr Jan Van Moort)
ID Code:103637
Year Published:1970
Web of Science® Times Cited:12
Deposited By:Earth Sciences
Deposited On:2015-10-21
Last Modified:2015-11-17

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