Organic and inorganic chlorine in Swedish spruce forest soil: influence ofnitrogen

Citation
E. Johansson et al., Organic and inorganic chlorine in Swedish spruce forest soil: influence ofnitrogen, GEODERMA, 101(3-4), 2001, pp. 1-13
Citations number
22
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Agriculture/Agronomy
Journal title
GEODERMA
ISSN journal
0016-7061 → ACNP
Volume
101
Issue
3-4
Year of publication
2001
Pages
1 - 13
Database
ISI
SICI code
0016-7061(200104)101:3-4<1:OAICIS>2.0.ZU;2-#
Abstract
Concentrations of organic and inorganic chlorine were estimated in samples collected in forest soils in the southern part of Sweden, and changes were observed after the addition of nitrogen in incubated samples. All of the in vestigated samples contained both inorganic and organic chlorine, and the c oncentration of organic chlorine was 2-4 times larger than that of inorgani c chlorine. The results suggest that the amount of organic chlorine in matu re spruce forest soils with a moderate chloride deposition in the temperate region is larger than the amount of inorganic chlorine. The results of the nitrogen incubation indicate that addition of ammonium nitrate causes a ne t decrease in the concentration of organic chlorine and a net increase in c hloride concentration. The observed change appears to mainly be a result of a dechlorination of the organic matter present in the water leachable frac tion. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.