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Li, S., Viscarra Rossel, R. A. and Webster, R. 2022. The cost-effectiveness of reflectance spectroscopy for estimating soil organic carbon. European Journal of Soil Science. p. e13202. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejss.13202
|Authors||Li, S., Viscarra Rossel, R. A. and Webster, R.|
Reflectance spectra of soil can be used to estimate the concentrations of organic carbon in soil (SOC). The estimates are more or less imprecise, but spectroscopy is quicker, less laborious and cheaper than conventional dry combustion
The labour required for each of the techniques and the cost, including that of the equipment, were recorded.
A quantity E, expressing the cost-effectiveness relative to dry combustion was calculated for each spectral technique, taking into account both accuracy and cost.
Dry combustion was always more accurate than estimates from spectra for individual samples, and the technique was also more cost-effective for small numbers of samples.
The cost-effectiveness of the spectral techniques varied among themselves, but all were more cost-effective than dry combustion for large numbers of samples.
|Keywords||Accuracy; Capacity; Cost; Economy; Mid-infrared spectroscopy; Soil organic carbon; Visible– near-infrared spectroscopy|
|Year of Publication||2022|
|Journal||European Journal of Soil Science|
|Journal citation||p. e13202|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1111/ejss.13202|
|Web address (URL)||https://wileyonlinrlibrary.com/journal/ejss|
|Open access||Published as non-open access|
|Funder||Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council|
|Funder project or code||S2N - Soil to Nutrition [ISPG]|
|Online||06 Dec 2021|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||01 Dec 2021|
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