University of Pennsylvania - Geolunch Series - Characterization of Soil Organic Matter Quality using Thermal Analysis

On November 29 (2010), the seminar "Characterization of Soil Organic Matter Quality using Thermal Analysis Technology" was presented by Jose M. Fernandez at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania. In this talk, part of the Geolunch Series of this department, some of the methodological problems of using thermal analysis for analyzing soil organic matter were presented as well as some examples of different organic samples analyzed with this technique.