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[AGE04-P10] Measuring Fresh and Old Organic Matter Contents in Degraded Soils using FTIR spectroscopy.
Keywords:FTIR spectrums, soil organic matter, soil carbon
We mixed about 0-5 % of cellulose (assuming plant root) and humic acid (assuming soil organic matter) by the carbon weight with Toyoura standard sand or Bentonite. Diffuse reflectance was employed and peak area was measured for estimating organic matter content. IR spectrum revealed that good correlation was obtained with 3450 and 2900cm-1 for cellulose and 2600cm-1 for humic acid. Finally, we measured independent organic matter contents of cellulose and humic acid using mixed organic matter of cellulose and humic acid, which was assuming field application. Estimation of carbon contents was well for cellulose when designed concentration was less than 2%, regardless of humic acid concentration. On the other hand, humic acid was well described for concentration more than 3%.We could obtain preliminary results toward characterizing the organic matter content in the field by distinguish the contribution by fresh organic matter and soil organic carbon.