Hydrophobicity of dissolved organic carbon in fen peatlands

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Authors: 
Barbara Kalisz and Andrzej Łachacz
Book (published in): 
Proceedings of the 15th International Peat Congress
Venue: 
Kuching
Year: 
2016
Keywords: 
organic soil, water repellency, polarity

Summary:

SUMMARY

Peatlands contain various organic carbon fractions; among which dissolved and labile carbon are the most important, especially in drained peatlands, which are the source of CO2 emissions. The research was carried out in fen (lowland) peatlands drained and used as grasslands, in NE Poland. Hydrophobicity is a very important parameter in peatlands protection, as it suggests the possibilities of water retention...