Articles | Volume 8, issue 2
SOIL, 8, 451–466, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-451-2022
SOIL, 8, 451–466, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-451-2022
Original research article
08 Jul 2022
Original research article | 08 Jul 2022

Identification of thermal signature and quantification of charcoal in soil using differential scanning calorimetry and benzene polycarboxylic acid (BPCA) markers

Brieuc Hardy et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on soil-2021-146', Anonymous Referee #1, 24 Feb 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Brieuc Hardy, 16 Mar 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on soil-2021-146', Alexander Bonhage, 06 Mar 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Brieuc Hardy, 16 Mar 2022
      • RC4: 'Reply on AC2', Alexander Bonhage, 24 Mar 2022
        • AC4: 'Reply on RC4', Brieuc Hardy, 24 Mar 2022
  • RC3: 'Comment on soil-2021-146', Anonymous Referee #3, 15 Mar 2022
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Brieuc Hardy, 23 Mar 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Revision (12 Apr 2022) by Raphael Viscarra Rossel
AR by Brieuc Hardy on behalf of the Authors (25 May 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (30 May 2022) by Raphael Viscarra Rossel
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (30 May 2022) by Engracia Madejón Rodríguez(Executive Editor)
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Short summary
Soil amendment with artificial black carbon (BC; biomass transformed by incomplete combustion) has the potential to mitigate climate change. Nevertheless, the accurate quantification of BC in soil remains a critical issue. Here, we successfully used dynamic thermal analysis (DTA) to quantify centennial BC in soil. We demonstrate that DTA is largely under-exploited despite providing rapid and low-cost quantitative information over the range of soil organic matter.