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Humic Matter in Soil and the Environment: Principles and Controversies

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Humic Matter in Soil and the Environment

The field of humic matter research has undergone drastic changes in...

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  • Examines controversies regarding humic matter as a real or false compound
  • Explores achievements of the past century, as well as prospects for advancing humic acid science in the new millennium
  • Amends the electric double layer theories to introduce new fused double-layer concepts
  • Classifies different types of humic matter according to origin
  • Investigates recent claims of humic acid-derived medicines for antiviral, anticancer, and eye disease treatments

Series: Books in Soils, Plants, and the Environment Series Volume: 95

By: Kim H Tan(Author)

408 pages, illustrations

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 2003 | Edition: 1 | #141166 | ISBN: 0824742729
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About this book

The only book to completely define and explore the genesis, extraction, properties, and impact of humic matter on agriculture, industry, and the environment, Humic Matter in Soil and the Environment delves into the issues and controversies associated with produced and natural humic compounds. It assesses the role of humic substances in medicines, fertilizers, and industrial and pharmaceutical operations, providing characteristic visible light, infrared, ESR, NMR spectra, and electron micrographs for every humic compound. Unparalleled in scope and depth, this reference examines controversies regarding humic matter as a real or false compound and identifies trends and prospects for the future.


- The issue of humic matter
- the nature and distribution of humic matter
- extraction and fractionation of humic substances
- genesis of humic matter
- chemical composition of humic matter
- characterization of humic substances
- electrochemical propertiesof humic matter
- agronomic importance of humic matter
- environmental and industrial importance of humic matter. Appendices: Greek alphabet
- atomic weights of major elements in soils

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