Acidification and alkalinization of soils

  title={Acidification and alkalinization of soils},
  author={Nico van Breemen and Jan Mulder and Charles T. Driscoll},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
Acidification or alkalinization of soils occurs through H+ transfer processes involving vegetation, soil solution and soil minerals. A permanent change in the acid neutralizing capacity of the inorganic soil fraction (ANC(s)),i.e. soil acidification (ΔANC<0) or soil alkalinization (ΔANC>0), results from an irreversible H+ flux. This irreversible H+ flux can be caused either by direct proton addition or depletion, by different mobility of components of the ANC(s) or by a permanent change in… 
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