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A Case Study in Cianjur West Java, Indonesia: A Correlation Humic and Fulvic Acids with Mineralogical Composition and Physico-Chemical Analysis Using Partial Least Square
 
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Department of Soil Science and Land Resources Management, Faculty of Agriculture, Padjadjaran University, Jl.Raya Jatinangor-Sumedang Km.21, Indonesia
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Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Padjadjaran University, Jl. Raya Jatinangor Km.21 45363, Indonesia
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Oviyanti Mulyani Ovi   

Padjadjaran University, Jl.Raya Jatinangor-Sumedang Km.21, Indonesia
 
 
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Humic and fulvic acids are important materials for the health of the soil. This is related to the capability of humic and fulvic acids as chelating agent for pollutant in soil. The relationship between humic and fulvic acids with that of the soil properties is an important aspect to determine the characteristics of soil. Furthermore, production of humic and fulvic acids is a time-consuming process with several stages. Regarding this problem, the selection of sample size to study humic and fulvic acids is important. The relationship between the soil properties was analysed using the Partial Least Square (PLS) analysis, which is regarded as a solution to solve the analysis of complicated problems by offering a powerful approach. This study aimed to analyse the relationship between humic and fulvic acids, in terms of their mineral and physicochemical properties using the PLS method. The study was carried out in West Java, Indonesia. The results showed that the relationship between the chemical, physical, mineral contents with humic and fulvic acids, affected the negative and positive aspects of the relationship. Humic acids had a weak to strong relationship (0.269-0.940) with regards to the soil properties, and fulvic acids had a medium relationship (0.495-0.603) against all soil properties. Thus, the PLS method can solve a problem in study relationship between the soil properties with small sample and can help in understanding the soil characteristics in general.