Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopic Characterization for Detecting Soil Minerals and Toxicological Effects of Selected Minerals in Soils

Author(s): Rachna Garg

Infrared (IR) spectrometry is the study of the interaction of infrared light with matter. Infrared spectroscopy is also useful in measuring the degree of polymerization in polymer manufacture. Changes in the character or quantity of a particular bond are assessed by measuring at a specific frequency over time. Modern research instruments can take infrared measurements across the range of interest as frequently as 32 times a second. This can be done whilst simultaneous measurements are made using other techniques. A number of mathematical equations are employed to understand the kinetics of potassium release from soils1.The present study is therefore, undertaken to investigate retention behavior of mineralogically different soils of India, with particular emphasis on the effect of minor minerals.

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