Organic and chlorine in Swedish spruce forest soil: Influence of nitrogen
2001 (English)In: Geoderma, ISSN 0016-7061, E-ISSN 1872-6259, Vol. 101, no 3-4, 1-13 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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 investigated samples contained both inorganic and organic chlorine, and the concentration of organic chlorine was 2-4 times larger than that of inorganic chlorine. The results suggest that the amount of organic chlorine in mature 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 net decrease in the concentration of organic chlorine and a net increase in chloride concentration. The observed change appears to mainly be a result of a dechlorination of the organic matter present in the water leachable fraction. © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2001. Vol. 101, no 3-4, 1-13 p.
Chloride, Nitrogen, Organic chlorine, Soil organic matter
National CategorySocial Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-47419DOI: 10.1016/S0016-7061(00)00087-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-47419DiVA: diva2:268315