Open Access Research Article

A Methodology to Estimate Net Proton: Phosphorus Co-Adsorption Ratios for Acidic Soils

Received: 07 November 2019;  Published: 13 April 2020;  doi: 10.21926/acr.2002005


Despite extensive research, the behaviour of the key nutrient element, phosphorus (P), in soil is not yet fully understood. This study focussed on the outstanding issue of the co-adsorption of protons (H+) and P by soils. We developed a congruent set of measures to determine the net H+:P co-adsorption ratio and tested it on goethite, for which [...]