579 Symposium --Black Carbon in Soils and Sediments: II. Identification and Characteristics

Oral Session
S02 Soil Chemistry
Black carbon is a significant component of the organic matter fraction in soils and sediments. This symposium will bring humic chemists, geologists, geochemists, soil scientists, and environmental scientists together to report on the latest developments in black carbon research. Topics of interest include the chemical and physical properties, bioavailability, degradation, abundance, and stability of black carbon in soils or sediments; physical, chemical, and spectroscopic methods for distinguishing black carbon and biogenic humic materials; the impact of bio-char amendments on greenhouse gas emissions, soil/sediment properties, nutrient cycling, and agricultural productivity.
Monday, 6 October 2008: 1:25 PM-4:15 PM
George R. Brown Convention Center, 360C

David Laird
1:25 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:30 PM
Characterization of Black Carbon by Advanced NMR.
Klaus Schmidt-Rohr, Iowa State Univ.; Jingdong Mao, Old Dominion University; Xiaowen Fang, Iowa State Univ.; Michael Thompson, Iowa State Univ.
2:00 PM
Radiocarbon Content of Black Carbon Using the Benzene Polycarboxylic Acid (BPCA) Method.
Lori Ziolkowski, University of California Irvine; Ellen R. M. Druffel, University of California Irvine
2:30 PM
Analysis of Black Carbon in Sediments and Soils Using Multi-Element Scanning Thermal Analysis (MESTA).
Yuch Hsieh, Florida A&M Univ.; Glynnis Bugna, Florida A&M University
2:45 PM
3:00 PM
Understanding Char and Terra Preta Soil Chemistry from Pyrolysis Mass Spectrometric Analysis.
Kim Magrini, Natl. Renewable Energy Lab.; Stefan Czernik, National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Robert Evans, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
3:30 PM
Characterization of Black Carbon in Natural Waters by FT-ICR Mass Spectrometry.
William C. Hockaday, Rice University; Patrick Hatcher, Old Dominion University; Jeremiah M. Purcell, Florida State University
4:00 PM
Sugar Profiling of Extracted Solubles from Poultry Litter Feedstock and Biochar by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry.
Leticia Sonon, Univ. of Georgia; Roberto Jr. Sonon Jr., University of Georgia
4:15 PM
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