oa South African Journal of Science - Proposed adaptation of the KMnO4 oxidation method for determining active carbon for South African soils

Volume 116 Number 1-2
  • ISSN : 0038-2353
  • E-ISSN: 1996-7489



One of the most widely acknowledged indicators of soil quality is soil organic matter and its elemental constituents, like soil organic carbon (SOC) and nitrogen. However, due to the fact that soil organic matter has no definite chemical composition, SOC is more commonly estimated and reported in scientific literature.

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