humification


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humification

the production of humus in soil as a result of the activity of bacteria and other microorganisms in breaking down the remains of other organisms.
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Peat in the Plaie area is composed of slightly to moderately decomposed plant material ranging from H4 to H8 on the von Post Degree of Humification scale.
Although the highest values of Cox and Nt were found in at the Pani hora and Tresin 2 sites, the qualitative parameter of soil organic matter (C/N) shows a relatively slight process of litter formation and humification.
Therefore, this means that the humification process of the samples was similar to each other.
For both kinds of soils, an increase following the flow of groundwater was accompanied by a decrease in the degree of humification or chemical maturity of HA.
The ratio between the fluorescence intensities at the 450 and 500 nm wave lengths with an excitation of 370 nm (denominated FR) can characterize DOC in relation to its humification degree (MCKNIGHT et al.
Factors controlling humification and mineralization of soil organic matter in the tropics.
Humification of organic substances exposed to the environment is a common occurrence, (12) and is consistent with a material such as a hair dye containing para-phenylenediamine.
Generally speaking, NOM molecules with higher molecular weight and greater humification will be preferentially adsorbed on mineral particles (Ransom et al.
The effect of organic matter amendments on heavy metal solubility depend greatly upon the degree of humification of their OM and their effect upon soil pH (Walker et al.
Natural humic substances (HS) represent the whole ensemble of yellow to dark brown coloured organic molecules that originate preferably from decaying plant materials during humification.