Measurement of Microbial Biomass and Activity in Landfill Soils

  title={Measurement of Microbial Biomass and Activity in Landfill Soils},
  author={Jean E. Bogner and Raina M. Miller and Kurt A. Spokas},
Two complementary techniques, which have been widely used to provide a general measure of microbial biomass or microbial activity in natural soils, were evaluated for their applicability to soils from the Mallard North and Mallard Lake Landfills, DuPage County, Illinois, U.S.A. Included were: (I) a potassium sulphate extraction technique with quantification of organic carbon for measurement of microbial biomass; and (2) an arginine ammonification technique for microbial activity. Four profiles… CONTINUE READING