Biophysico-Chemical Processes Involving Natural Nonliving Organic Matter in Environmental Systems
Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Editor(s): Nicola Senesi, Baoshan Xing, Pan Ming Huang
Published Online: 5 AUG 2009
Print ISBN: 9780470413005
Online ISBN: 9780470494950
About this Book
An up-to-date resource on natural nonliving organic matter
Bringing together world-renowned researchers to explore natural nonliving organic matter (NOM) and its chemical, biological, and ecological importance, Biophysico-Chemical Processes Involving Natural Nonliving Organic Matter in Environmental Systems offers an integrated view of the dynamics and processes of NOM. This multidisciplinary approach allows for a comprehensive treatment encompassing all the formation processes, properties, reactions, environments, and analytical techniques associated with the latest research on NOM.
After briefly outlining the historical background, current ideas, and future prospects of the study of NOM, the coverage examines:
The formation mechanisms of humic substances
The effects of organic matter amendment
Black carbon in the environment
Carbon sequestration and dynamics in soil
Biological activities of humic substances
Dissolved organic matter
Humic substances in the rhizosphere
Marine organic matter
Organic matter in atmospheric particles
In addition to the above topics, the coverage includes such relevant analytical techniques as separation technology; analytical pyrolysis and soft-ionization mass spectrometry; nuclear magnetic resonance; EPR, FTIR, Raman, UV-visible adsorption, fluorescence, and X-ray spectroscopies; and thermal analysis. Hundreds of illustrations and photographs further illuminate the various chapters.
An essential resource for both students and professionals in environmental science, environmental engineering, water science, soil science, geology, and environmental chemistry, Biophysico-Chemical Processes Involving Natural Nonliving Organic Matter in Environmental Systems provides a unique combination of the latest discoveries, developments, and future prospects in this field.