Humic Substances and Natural Organic Matter


Laurence Bates (Editor)

Series: Environmental Research Advances
BISAC: SCI026000

Humic acids (HA) make up an important component of soil humus related to the maintenance of soil water-holding capacity, stabilization of soil structure and fertility and vital activity of soil micro-organisms, plants and animals. Additionally, obtaining humic substances (HS) from vermicompost has shown to be a promising alternative for large scale use in agriculture. Humic substances (HS) are also major components of natural organic matter (NOM) in soil and water as well as in geological organic deposits.

This book includes chapters on vermicompost-derived liquid humus in low-input and small-scale farming; the production of liquid organic fertilizers enriched with humic substances from olive mill wastes; mechanisms of protective action of the HUMI preparation on wheat plant response to toxic ions; the application of surface-enhanced Raman scattering and fluorescence spectroscopy on silver plasmonic nanoparticles as innovative techniques to study humic substances; the complexation of metal ions with humus substances in soils and water and the final chapter examines the natural organic matter in drinking water.
(Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1
Vermicompost-Derived Liquid Humus in Low-Input and Small-Scale Farming
(Andrés Calderín García, Fernando Guridi Izquierdo, Darielly Martínez Balmori, Maria M. Diaz de Armas, Mayra Artega Barrueta, Saturnina Mesa Rebato and Ricardo Luis Louro Berbara, Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Soil Department, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 2
The Production of Liquid Organic Fertilizers Enriched with Humic Substances from Mature Alperujo (Olive Mill Wastes) Compost
(G. Ait Baddi, G. Tortosa, J. A. Alburquerque, B. Antizar-Ladislao and J. Cegarra, Faculte Polydisciplinaire de Taroudant, Universite Ibn Zohr, Agadir, Hay El Mohammadi (Lastah), Taroudant, Morocco, and others)

Chapter 3
Mechanisms of Protective Action of the HUMI Preparation on Wheat Plant Response to Toxic Ions
(Farida M. Shakirova, Dilara R. Maslennikova, Marina V. Bezrukova, Alsu R. Lubyanova, Azamat M. Avalbaev, Vyacheslav I. Kuznetsov, Institute of Biochemistry and Genetics, Ufa Scientific Centre, Russian Academy of Sciences, pr. Octyabrya, Ufa, Russia)

Chapter 4
Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering and Fluorescence Spectroscopy on Silver Plasmonic Nanoparticles as Innovative Techniques to Study Humic Substances
(Santiago Sanchez-Cortes and Ornella Francioso, Instituto de Estructura de la Materia, CSIC, Serrano, Madrid, Spain, and others)

Chapter 5
Influence of Humus Substances Functional Characteristics on the Speciation of Metals in Natural Waters (Model Experiments and Calculations)
(Marina Dinu, Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Moscow, Russia)

Chapter 6
Evaluation of Vermicomposts for Decontaminating Aqueous Media Containing Metallic Ions and Synthetic Dyes
(Madson de Godoi Pereira, Thaionara Carvalho Matos, Nathália Cardoso Veiga Santos, Ariana Maria dos Santos Lima, Marcia da Guia Ramos, Gabriela Marinho Maciel Paulo, Arnaud Victor dos Santos, Lourdes Cardoso de Souza Neta, Joselito Nardy Ribeiro, Araceli Verónica Flores Nardy Ribeiro, Jairo Pinto de Oliveira, Marco César Cunegundes Guimarães, Marcus Vinícius Vaughan Jennings Licínio, Departamento de Ciências Exatas e da Terra – Universidade do Estado da Bahia, Rua Silveira Martins, Salvador-BA, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 7
Natural Organic Matter in Drinking Water: Characterization Methods
(R. F. Vieira, O. M. Freitas, V. F. Domingues and S. A. Figueiredo, REQUIMTE, LAQV, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Porto, Portugal)


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