Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2014, 62, 905-909
Published online 2014-12-02

Quantitative Determination of Mineral Phases by the X-Ray Powder Diffraction Method in Organo-Mineral Substrates (Digestate, Compost and Ash From Biomass)

Milan Geršl1, Jan Mareček1, Dalibor Matýsek2, Tomáš Vítěz1, Pavol Findura3

1Department of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Agronomy, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
2Institute of Clean Technologies for Extraction and Utilization of Energy Resources, Faculty of Mining and Geology, VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava, 17. Listopadu 15/2172, 708 33 Ostrava, Czech Republic
3Department of Machines and Production Systems, Faculty of Engineering, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Trieda A. Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra, Slovak Republic

In the field of energetics and renewable energy sources, fertilizers, remediation and recultivation, waste management and other, biomass is widely studied and used these days. Determining the mineral phases present in the biomass is essential for determining the binding of chemical elements from which further derives its availability or unavailability for soil processes, plant nutrition or behaviour in technological processes. Semiquantitative phase analyses were carried out by the X-ray powder diffraction method (XRD).


The research was conducted with the support of the project CZ.1.07/2.3.00/30.0031. The analytical work was done at the Mendel university BAT centrum.


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