versión impresa ISSN 0100-4042
SEGNINI, Aline et al. Comparative study of carbon quantification methods in soil with high Fe contents (Oxisols). Quím. Nova [online]. 2008, vol.31, n.1, pp. 94-97. ISSN 0100-4042. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-40422008000100020.
Soil organic matter (SOM) plays an important role in physical, chemical and biological properties of soil. Therefore, the amount of SOM is important for soil management for sustainable agriculture. The objective of this work was to evaluate the amount of SOM in oxisols by different methods and compare them, using principal component analysis, regarding their limitations. The methods used in this work were Walkley-Black, elemental analysis, total organic carbon (TOC) and thermogravimetry. According to our results, TOC and elemental analysis were the most satisfactory methods for carbon quantification, due to their better accuracy and reproducibility.
Palabras llave : soil organic matter; carbon quantification methods; statistical evaluation.