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Title (Primary) Short communication on “Differentiating with fluorescence spectroscopy the sources of dissolved organic matter in soils subjected to drying” [Zsolnay et al. Chemosphere 38, 45-50, 1999]
Author Halbedel, S.; Herzsprung, P.;
Journal Chemosphere
Year 2020
Department SEEFO; FLOEK;
Volume 239
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T31;
Keywords humification index; HIX; dissolved organic matter
Abstract

This article is a short, but very important comment to the often used humification index (HIX), assumed to indicate the degree of biochemical degradation of dissolved organic matter in water samples. HIX is commonly calculated by dividing the fluorescence intensity detected at longer wave lengths by the intensity detected at shorter wavelengths.

However, we found typos in the original article that affect the used equation directly and thus the results. We compared the different ways to calculate HIX and found a strong correlation between all results. Nevertheless, we recommend to use only equation 1, especially if data from different studies should be compared.

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Persistent UFZ Identifier http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=22200
Halbedel, S., Herzsprung, P. (2020):
Short communication on “Differentiating with fluorescence spectroscopy the sources of dissolved organic matter in soils subjected to drying” [Zsolnay et al. Chemosphere 38, 45-50, 1999]
Chemosphere 239 , art. 124818