Sampling and analysis of soil and water: A reviewAuthor(s):
Ali R A Moursy, Marwa NA Hassan and Tarek MA ElhefnyAbstract:
Within any project for the reclamation and cultivation of new areas, representative samples must be collected and tested in the laboratory in order to know their physical, chemical and fertility characteristics. Here comes the role of soil and water researchers in applying standard methods for sample collection and analysis. This study aimed to discuss the different methods used to collect soil and water samples from the field, as well as the standard methods used in soil and water testing laboratory. The physical properties of the soil are such as texture, structure, bulk and particle densities, porosity, etc. The chemical properties of the soil are such as soil reaction (pH), salinity (EC), cation exchange capacity, calcium carbonates, organic matter, etc. Water shares with soil many properties such as pH, EC, and soluble cations and anions. Fertility status of soil can be identified by analyzing macro and micro nutrients. These methods are very useful for workers in the field of soil and water analyzes, especially researchers and academics in fields related to the study.Pages: 34-41 | Views: 449 | Downloads: 253Download Full Article: Click Here
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Ali R A Moursy, Marwa NA Hassan, Tarek MA Elhefny. Sampling and analysis of soil and water: A review. Int J Geogr Geol Environ 2022;4(2):34-41.