Research groups

Soil chemistry

The research activities of the Soil chemistry lab (Cà Vignal 2, room 2.31) are main focused on native and exogeneous organic matter in soils.

Main research topics:
- characterization of organic matter in soils, sediments and biomass;
- evolution of organic matter in soils and sediments in relation to climate changes (sinks or sources of C?);
- biogeochemistry of major and trace elements;
- sustainable and safe biomass utilization in agriculture.

Main equipment:
- elementar analyser: CHNS vario MACRO cube (Elementar);
- spectrofluorometer (em, ex, syn, 3D): FL 6500 (PerkinElmer);
- thermal analysis system: termogravimetric analyser coupled with simultaneous differential scanning calorimetry TGA-DSC 3+ (Mettler Toledo).
Claudio Zaccone
Associate Professor


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