Determination of Carbon in Soil, Sediment, Sludge, and Solid Waste

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Carbon is an important parameter to understand the element cycling of soils and sediments. Organic carbon, from the decomposition of plants and animal residues, acts as the main source of nutrients for microorganisms and plants. Therefore, total organic carbon (TOC) analysis provides essential information about microbiological activity and organic matter to characterize and evaluate soil and sediment.

Download this app note to discover methods in accurately determining and differentiating types of carbon in organic samples, as well as: 

  • Importance and difference of analyzing TOC, TIC and ROC
  • Available instruments to analyze carbon for your application
  • Outlining three different methods in determining carbon