Project

Fysical stabilisation of surface organic dust calculated from the surface pore structure en the spatial distribution of organic dust through X-rays nano CT scanning

Duration
01 January 2008 → 30 December 2013
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Soil sciences, challenges and pollution
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Medical imaging and therapy
    • Medical imaging and therapy
    • Other paramedical sciences
    • Medical imaging and therapy
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agriculture, land and farm management
Keywords
soil organic matter soil structure X-ray nano CT
 
Project description

This research project wants to contribute to the fundamental study of the role which soil pore structure plays in SOM decomposition and stabilization by means of state of the art X-ray (nano) computed tomography and is divided into two parts: i) the exploration and development of X-ray (nano) CT as methdology for visualization of the soil pore structure, the spatial location of SOM herein and the automation of this visualization. Ii) the application of X-ray (nano) CT in combination with a series of incubation experiments to identify pore sizes relevant to SOM decomposition and SOM stabilization.