A 10-week laboratory study, using an open incubation technique, was carried out to determine net sulphur (S) mineralization potentials of soil samples obtained from some representative soils in Tuscany, Italy. The time-course of organic S mineralization in the soils was analyzed by fitting the experimental values to three kinetic models (first-order, first-order E, zero-order). The first-order model was found to be the most suitable because it provided the best fit to the experimental data and for its simplicity. Potentially mineralized S (S 0) values ranged from a minimum of 13.6 to a maximum of 50.7 mg kg-1 soil and the mineralization rate k varied from 0.111 to 0.615 week-1. It was also positively related to organic C, N, and S, protease, arylsulphatase, and dehydrogenase activities. The mineralization rate did not show any significant relationship with soil properties.
|Autori:||Riffaldi R.; Saviozzi A.; Cardelli R.; Cipolli S.; Levi-Minzi R.|
|Titolo:||Sulphur mineralization kinetics as influenced by soil properties|
|Anno del prodotto:||2006|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/s00374-006-0095-4|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|