Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, a new method for rapid determination of total organic and inorganic carbon and biogenic silica concentration in lake sediments

Rosén, Peter; Vogel, Hendrik; Cunningham, Laura; Reuss, Nina; Conley, Daniel J.; Persson, Per (2010). Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, a new method for rapid determination of total organic and inorganic carbon and biogenic silica concentration in lake sediments. Journal of Paleolimnology, 43(2), pp. 247-259. Kluwer Academic 10.1007/s10933-009-9329-4

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Abstract We demonstrate the use of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIRS) to make quantitative measures of total organic carbon (TOC), total inorganic carbon (TIC) and biogenic silica (BSi) concentrations in sediment. FTIRS is a fast and costeffective technique and only small sediment samples are needed (0.01 g). Statistically significant models were developed using sediment samples from northern Sweden and were applied to sediment records from Sweden, northeast Siberia and Macedonia. The correlation between FTIRS-inferred values and amounts of biogeochemical constituents assessed conventionally varied between r = 0.84–0.99 for TOC, r = 0.85– 0.99 for TIC, and r = 0.68–0.94 for BSi. Because FTIR spectra contain information on a large number of both inorganic and organic components, there is great potential for FTIRS to become an important tool in paleolimnology.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geological Sciences
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geological Sciences > Quaternary Geology

UniBE Contributor:

Vogel, Hendrik

Subjects:

500 Science > 550 Earth sciences & geology

ISSN:

0921-2728

Publisher:

Kluwer Academic

Language:

English

Submitter:

Hendrik Vogel

Date Deposited:

08 Aug 2014 15:49

Last Modified:

17 Sep 2015 08:50

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s10933-009-9329-4

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.45280

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/45280

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