Standard Swedish standard · SS-EN ISO 16072:2011

Soil quality - Laboratory methods for determination of microbial soil respiration (ISO 16072:2002)

Status: Valid

This International Standard describes methods for the determination of soil microbial respiration of aerobic, unsaturated soils. The methods are suitable for the determination of O2 uptake or CO2 release, either after addition of a substrate (substrate-induced respiration), or without substrate addition (basal respiration).

This International Standard is applicable to the measurement of soil respiration in order to:
- determine the microbial activity in soil (see [3]);
- establish the effect of additives (nutrients, pollutants, soil improvers, etc.) on the metabolic performance of microorganisms;
- determine the microbial biomass (see [4]);
- determine the metabolic quotient qCO2.


Biological properties of soils (13.080.30)

Product information

Language: English

Written by: SIS - Miljö och energi

International title:

Article no: STD-80865

Edition: 1

Approved: 7/20/2011

No of pages: 32

Replaces: SS-ISO 16072