pH value and oxidation reduction potential in soil samples – Determination according to EN 15933, ISO 10390, and ASTM D4972

The pH value and oxidation reduction potential (ORP) of soil provide important information about soil properties, such as solubility of minerals and ion mobility. Knowledge of these properties allows making predictions concerning plant growth, bacterial activity, nutrients that may be needed, possible corrosive effects on buildings, etc.

Here, the determination of the pH value is described according to ISO 10390, EN 15933 and ASTM D4972. Th oxidation reduction potential determination is carried out in a suspension.