International Standard
ISO 14388-3:2014
Soil quality — Acid-base accounting procedure for acid sulfate soils — Part 3: Suspension peroxide oxidation combined acidity and sulfur (SPOCAS) methodology
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ISO 14388-3:2014
Edition 1
International Standard
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ISO 14388-3:2014
Published (Edition 1, 2014)
This standard was last reviewed and confirmed in 2020. Therefore this version remains current.

ISO 14388-3:2014

ISO 14388-3:2014
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ISO 14388-3:2014 specifies a suite of methods used to determine net acidity in acid sulfate soils. ISO 14388-3:2014 specifies a method for the determination of pH in a 1 mol/l potassium chloride soil suspension (pHKCl) and where required, titratable actual acidity (TAA). Following this, potassium chloride extractable sulfur (SKCl), calcium (CaKCl) and magnesium (MgKCl) are determined. On a separate test portion, following digestion with 30 % hydrogen peroxide, peroxide pH (pHOX), titratable peroxide acidity (TPA) and excess acid neutralizing capacity (ANCE) are determined. Following this, peroxide sulfur (SP), calcium (CaP) and magnesium (MgP) are determined. On samples where jarosite is present, or where pHKCl is < 4,5, residual acid soluble sulfur (SRAS) is determined on the soil residue remaining after peroxide digestion. Titratable sulfidic acidity (TSA), reacted calcium (CaA), reacted magnesium (MgA) and peroxide oxidizable sulfur (SPOS) are then determined by difference. For peat samples containing substantial levels of organic sulfur, the SPOCAS suite is generally unsuitable for estimating sulfide content, and the chromium reducible suite of procedures should be used instead.

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  •  : Published
     : 2014-08
    : International Standard confirmed [90.93]
  •  : 1
     : 20
  • ISO/TC 190/SC 3
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