SpecSoil® Technology

Innovative technology that analyzes soils
in just 30 seconds

Innovative technology that analyzes soils in just 30 seconds

SpecSoil-Scan®

Automated equipment dedicated to soil analysis using Vis/NIR spectroscopy. The SpecSoil-Scan® has an automatic sample viewer and can analyze up to 40 samples simultaneously.

The analytical results are generated via remote access of the database in the cloud and are automatically made available on the SpecSoil® portal.

SpecSoil-Scan®

Automated equipment dedicated to soil analysis using Vis/NIR spectroscopy. The SpecSoil-Scan® has an automatic sample viewer and can analyze up to 40 samples simultaneously.

The analytical results are generated via remote access of the database in the cloud and are automatically made available on the SpecSoil® portal.

Advantages of SpecSoil®:

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Analyzes soil fertility in less than 30 seconds

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Automated equipment with high analytical performance

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Links NIR to Big Data and Artifical Intelligence techniques

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Easy to use

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Green chemistry: no need for reagents

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Nondestructive, fast, precise and accessible analysis.

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Meets the needs of small, medium and large-sized producers

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Lower operating costs

Advantages of SpecSoil®:

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Analyzes soil fertility in less than 30 seconds

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Automated equipment with high analytical performance

R

Links NIR to Big Data and Artifical Intelligence techniques

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Easy to use

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Green chemistry: no need for reagents

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Nondestructive, fast, precise and accessible analysis.

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Meets the needs of small, medium and large-sized producers

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Lower operating costs

SpecSoil® Concept

Database

Soil Database
1 million samples
analyzed in an ISO 17025
accredited laboratory

Spectral Database
120,000 spectras
of samples analyzed according
to the reference method

Soil samples representing
all Brazilian regions

Database

Soil Database
1 million samples
analyzed in an ISO 17025
accredited laboratory

Spectral Database
120,000 spectras
of samples analyzed according
to the reference method

Soil samples
representing
all Brazilian regions

Secure and reliable results

Before beginning a series of analyses, the SpecSoil-Scan® automatically checks its operational compliance by reading two standard samples, i.e. soil samples with known values.

The analytical results of these samples are monitored online using control cards and the equipment is blocked when a result exceeds the control limits or when there is a tendency that it will exceed this limit.

New standard samples are supplied periodically.

Secure and reliable results

Before beginning a series of analyses, the SpecSoil-Scan® automatically checks its operational compliance by reading two standard samples, i.e. soil samples with known values.

The analytical results of these samples are monitored online using control cards and the equipment is blocked when a result exceeds the control limits or when there is a tendency that it will exceed this limit.

New standard samples are supplied periodically.

Automatic identification of
the sample

For each soil sample registered on the SpecSoil® Digital Platform a unique barcode is generated with the client’s details and respective analytical services to be processed.

The SpecSoil-Scan® automatically recognizes the sample in the tray by scanning this barcode.

Automatic identification of the sample

For each soil sample registered on the SpecSoil® Digital Platform a unique barcode is generated with the client’s details and respective analytical services to be processed.

The SpecSoil-Scan® automatically recognizes the sample in the tray by scanning this barcode.

Infrared Spectroscopy

Near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy, when alongside chemometrics, is a versatile technique, applied to diverse scientific areas. It’s fast, nondestructive, low cost and “clean”, since it doesn’t require the use of reagents, and is therefore in line with green chemistry principles. Its use in soil science is a recent occurrence and near infrared spectroscopy is being used to evaluate many of its features, including those related to chemistry, classification and soil fertility.

Chemometrics, on the other hand, is an area of analytical chemistry that employs mathematical, statistical and computational methods to extract relevant information from multivariate datasets. The relationship established between chemometrics and NIR spectroscopy is symbiotic, since NIR spectroscopy depends on chemometrics for a more efficient interpretation of the spectral data.  Chemometrics benefits from the type and large quantity of spectral information generated to develop new methods in its diverse fields, such as multivariate calibration, pattern recognition and design of experiments.

A quimiometria, por outro lado, é uma área oriunda da Química Analítica que emprega métodos matemáticos, estatísticos e computacionais para extrair informações relevantes de conjuntos de dados multivariados. A relação estabelecida entre a quimiometria e a espectroscopia NIR é de simbiose, pois a espectroscopia NIR depende da quimiometria para uma interpretação mais eficiente dos dados espectrais. A quimiometria se beneficia do tipo e da elevada quantidade de informação espectral gerada para o desenvolvimento de novos métodos em seus diversos campos, tais como calibração multivariada, reconhecimento de padrões e planejamento de experimentos.

Infrared Spectroscopy

Near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy, when alongside chemometrics, is a versatile technique, applied to diverse scientific areas. It’s fast, nondestructive, low cost and “clean”, since it doesn’t require the use of reagents, and is therefore in line with green chemistry principles. Its use in soil science is a recent occurrence and near infrared spectroscopy is being used to evaluate many of its features, including those related to chemistry, classification and soil fertility.

Chemometrics, on the other hand, is an area of analytical chemistry that employs mathematical, statistical and computational methods to extract relevant information from multivariate datasets. The relationship established between chemometrics and NIR spectroscopy is symbiotic, since NIR spectroscopy depends on chemometrics for a more efficient interpretation of the spectral data.  Chemometrics benefits from the type and large quantity of spectral information generated to develop new methods in its diverse fields, such as multivariate calibration, pattern recognition and design of experiments.

A quimiometria, por outro lado, é uma área oriunda da Química Analítica que emprega métodos matemáticos, estatísticos e computacionais para extrair informações relevantes de conjuntos de dados multivariados. A relação estabelecida entre a quimiometria e a espectroscopia NIR é de simbiose, pois a espectroscopia NIR depende da quimiometria para uma interpretação mais eficiente dos dados espectrais. A quimiometria se beneficia do tipo e da elevada quantidade de informação espectral gerada para o desenvolvimento de novos métodos em seus diversos campos, tais como calibração multivariada, reconhecimento de padrões e planejamento de experimentos.

Soil Analysis

Soil is a renewable natural resource that performs a fundamental role in agricultural productivity, given its composition of nutrients that are essential to plants. Fertile soil has a high capacity of supplying water and nutrients to plants; its fertility, however, can largely vary from one area of the farm to another. Therefore, producers must understand the soils on their property, which is only possible via specific analysis.

One very important property of soil is its ability to retain and release, using ionic bonds, certain chemical elements that are vital to the development of living things. This is essentially carried out by the soil’s colloids, in organic (“humus”) or mineral (“clay”) form, in virtue of the presence of superficial, largely negative, charges, therefore providing the soils with the capacity to absorb cations. In 1965, the University of North Carolina (USA), together with the Brazilian Agricultural Department, established the foundations for a methodology to quickly analyze soil, resulting in the popularization of this tool to evaluate the capacity of a certain soil in response to the nutritional needs of cultivated plants. Since then, there have been very few new developments.

The SpecSoil® Digital Platform is one of the greatest innovations in the field of soil analysis in the last 5 decades in Brazil. This tool makes it possible to quickly and precisely substitute traditional methods of soil analysis, many of which pollute the environment, mitigating environmental impacts and lowering laboratory costs related to the correct treatment and disposal of residues.

Soil Analysis

Soil is a renewable natural resource that performs a fundamental role in agricultural productivity, given its composition of nutrients that are essential to plants. Fertile soil has a high capacity of supplying water and nutrients to plants; its fertility, however, can largely vary from one area of the farm to another. Therefore, producers must understand the soils on their property, which is only possible via specific analysis.

One very important property of soil is its ability to retain and release, using ionic bonds, certain chemical elements that are vital to the development of living things. This is essentially carried out by the soil’s colloids, in organic (“humus”) or mineral (“clay”) form, in virtue of the presence of superficial, largely negative, charges, therefore providing the soils with the capacity to absorb cations. In 1965, the University of North Carolina (USA), together with the Brazilian Agricultural Department, established the foundations for a methodology to quickly analyze soil, resulting in the popularization of this tool to evaluate the capacity of a certain soil in response to the nutritional needs of cultivated plants. Since then, there have been very few new developments.

The SpecSoil® Digital Platform is one of the greatest innovations in the field of soil analysis in the last 5 decades in Brazil. This tool makes it possible to quickly and precisely substitute traditional methods of soil analysis, many of which pollute the environment, mitigating environmental impacts and lowering laboratory costs related to the correct treatment and disposal of residues.

SpecSoil® Expansion Plan

To use SpecSoil® in another country, the calibration process must be carried out. For this, a specific quantity of soil samples must be collected from predefined areas by the SpecSoil® team and analyzed according to the local reference method.

Become a SpecSoil® partner and provide soil analysis services. We offer all of the necessary training to implement and operate your business.

SpecSoil® Expansion Plan

To use SpecSoil® in another country, the calibration process must be carried out. For this, a specific quantity of soil samples must be collected from predefined areas by the SpecSoil® team and analyzed according to the local reference method.

Become a SpecSoil® partner and provide soil analysis services. We offer all of the necessary training to implement and operate your business.

Become an authorized SpecSoil® lab

E-mail:
contato@specsoil.com

Address:
Rua Ipê Branco, 214 - Bairro Loteamento Industrial Veccon Zeta Sumaré/SP - CEP 13178-903

If you’d like to know more about the SpecSoil® Digital Platform or are interested in acquiring the technology and becoming an authorized laboratory, please complete and send us this form.

Our team will contact you.

 

E-mail:
contato@specsoil.com

Address:
Rua Ipê Branco, 214 - Bairro Loteamento Industrial Veccon Zeta Sumaré/SP - CEP 13178-903

If you’d like to know more about the SpecSoil® Digital Platform or are interested in acquiring the technology and becoming an authorized laboratory, please complete and send us this form.

Our team will contact you.

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