Plant Analysis Manual

Plant Analysis Manual

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In the field of plant analysis there is a confusing variety of methods and procedures, both for digestions and determinations. In many cases the digestion and the subsequent determination are interrelated. For example, a separate digestion is needed for trace elements in order to obtain determinable concentrations. The authors have chosen a design in which the digestion/extraction procedure is described in one chapter together with all determination procedures that may be carried out on that particular digest/extract. All the necessary information (such as standardizations) appears in appendices. As a consequence, several determination procedures are described two or three times, however, each based on a particular digestion or extraction method. Two types of determination procedure are described: manual and automated. Manual procedures are mainly used in research laboratories, whereas automated procedures are more frequently applied in routine laboratories. Both types of determinations can be used freely, provided that appropriate equipment is available. The determination procedures are only for inorganic components, usually elements. Besides, most procedures are designed to give a total content value of the element under consideration, regardless of the chemical structure in which it occurs in the plant. The Plant Analysis Manual is intended for the practicing (agricultural) chemist.From the two types of titan yellow sold, only the type mentioned as reagent for the Mg determination should be used, because the composition of titan yellow produced by various manufacturers a€“ and even of different batches from the sameanbsp;...

Title:Plant Analysis Manual
Author:I. Walinga, J.J. van der Lee, V.J.G. Houba, W. van Vark, I. Novozamsky
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-03-09


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