Handbook of Soil Analysis: Mineralogical, Organic and Inorganic Methods

Handbook of Soil Analysis: Mineralogical, Organic and Inorganic Methods " Book Description This handbook is a reference guide for selecting and carrying out numerous methods of soil analysis. It is written in accordance with analytical standards and quality control approaches.It covers a large body of technical information including protocols, tables, formulae, spectrum models, chromatograms and additional analytical diagrams. The approaches are diverse, from the simplest tests to the most sophisticated determination methods in the physical chemistry of mineralogical and organic structures, available and total elements, soil exchange complex, pesticides and contaminants, trace elements and isotopes.As a basic reference, it will be particularly useful to scientists, engineers, technicians, professors and students, in the areas of soil science, agronomy, earth and environmental sciences as well as in related fields such as analytical chemistry, geology, hydrology, ecology, climatology, civil engineering and industrial activities associated with soil. Table of Contents Part. 1 Mineralogical analysis Ch. 1 Water content and loss on ignition 3 Ch. 2 Particle size analysis 15 Ch. 3 Fractionation of the colloidal systems 65 Ch. 4 Mineralogical characterisations by x-ray diffractometry 83 Ch. 5 Mineralogical analysis by infra-red spectrometry 133 Ch. 6 Mineralogical separation by selective dissolution 167 Ch. 7 Thermal analysis 221 Ch. 8 Microscopic analysis 253 Part. 2 Organic analysis Ch. 9 Physical fractionation of organic matter 289 Ch. 10 Organic and total C, N. (H, O, S) analysis 327 Ch. 11 Quantification of humic compounds 371 Ch. 12 Characterization of humic compounds 399 Ch. 13 Measurement of non-humic molecules 453 Ch. 14 Organic forms of nitrogen, mineralizable nitrogen (and carbon) 497 Part. 3 Inorganic analysis : exchangeable and total elements Ch. 15 pH measurement 551 Ch. 16 Redox potential 581 Ch. 17 Carbonates 593 Ch. 18 Soluble salts 605 Ch. 19 Exchange complex 629 Ch. 20 Isoelectric and zero charge points 645 Ch. 21 Permanent and variable charges 657 Ch. 22 Exchangeable cations 667 Ch. 23 Exchangeable acidity 677 Ch. 24 Lime requirement 687 Ch. 25 Exchange selectivity, cation exchange isotherm 697 Ch. 26 Cation exchange capacity 709 Ch. 27 Anion exchange capacity 755 Ch. 28 Inorganic forms of nitrogen 767 Ch. 29 Phosphorus 793 Ch. 30 Sulphur 835 Ch. 31 Analysis of extractable and total elements 895

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