Two soil plots, 1ha each, were amended yearly for 4 years, respectively, with 35.8 and 71.6Mgha(-1)yr(-1) of mature compost (CM) obtained from food and vegetable residues. The compost, amended soils, and a control soil plot after 4 years (S(4)), were analyzed for humin (HUC), humic acid (HAC), fulvic acid (FAC), and non-humic carbon (NHC) content. Compared to S(4), the amended soil contained more humified C (HAC, FAC and HUC) and less NHC. Further evidence of the effect of compost on soil organic matter was obtained by the analysis of the humic acid (HA) fractions isolated from both the compost and the soils. These were characterized by elemental analyses and Diffuse Reflectance Infrared Fourier Transformed spectroscopy. The HAs isolated from CM and from S(4) were significantly different. The HAs isolated from the amended plots were more similar to HA isolated from CM than to HA isolated from S(4). The experimental data of this work indicate that the compost application may affect significantly the soil organic matter composition, and that the approach used in this work allows one to trace the fate of compost organic matter in soil.
|Titolo:||Modification of soil humic matter after 4 years of compost application|
|Autori interni:||ADANI, FABRIZIO|
|Parole Chiave:||wheat-straw lignin; organic wastes; urban waste; transformation; spectroscopy; substances; fraction; FT|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore AGR/13 - Chimica Agraria|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2007|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.wasman.2006.04.004|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|