Physical And Chemical Properties Of Coco Peat

Physical Propertiescoco peat test

Bulk density – 0.1525 gm / cc Particle density – 0.4916 gm/cc Porosity – 76.77 % Water Holding Capacity – 625 – 800 % (Max) Volume Expansion – 22.92%

Chemical Composition of Raw Coco peat

Lignin – 30%, Cellulose- 26.50%, Organic Carbon – 29%, Nitrogen- 0.26%, Phosphorus – 0.01%, Potassium – 0.78%, Calcium – 0.40%, Magnesium – 0.36%, Iron (ppm) – 0.07, Manganese (ppm) – 12.50%, Zinc(ppm) – 7.50, Copper (ppm), Carbon:Nitrogen- 112:1, ratio – 5.80%, pH – 85%, Total organic matter – 0.80, Electrical Conductivity (millimohs/cm) Cation exchange capacity (meq/100gm).