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Cation Binding by Humic Substances


Part of Cambridge Environmental Chemistry Series

  • Date Published: July 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521675659

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  • Humic substances are highly-abundant organic compounds formed in soils and sediments by the decay of dead plants, microbes and animals. This book focuses on the important binding properties of these compounds which regulate the chemical reactivity and bioavailability of hydrogen and metal ions in the natural environment. Topics covered include the physico-chemical properties of humic matter and interactions of protons and metal cations with weak acids and macromolecules. Experimental laboratory methods are also discussed, together with mathematical modelling. Finally the author looks at how the results of this research can be used to interpret environmental phenomena in soils, waters and sediments. This comprehensive account of cation binding by humic matter is a valuable resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, environmental scientists, ecologists and geochemists.

    • The first comprehensive account of cation binding by humic matter
    • Transfers detailed laboratory knowledge to the real world (waters, soils and sediments)
    • Describes methods of mathematical modelling of cation-humic interactions
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    'I wholeheartedly recommend the book to all workers in the field.' John Hamilton-Taylor, Chemistry and Industry

    ' … this is a very useful and important monograph'. Angewandte Chemie

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521675659
    • length: 448 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.71kg
    • contains: 51 b/w illus. 70 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Humic substances - a brief review
    3. Environmental solution and surface chemistry
    4. Proton dissociation from weak acids
    5. Metal-ligand interactions
    6. Methods for measuring cation binding by humic substances
    7. Quantitative results with isolated humic substances
    8. Cation binding sites in humic substances
    9. Parameterised models of cation-humic interactions
    10. Applications of comprehensive parameterised models
    11. Predictive modelling
    12. Cation-humic binding and other physico-chemical processes
    13. Cation binding by humic substances in natural waters
    14. Cation binding by humic substances in soils and sediments
    15. Research needs.

  • Author

    Edward Tipping, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Windermere
    Edward Tipping works at the Natural Environment Research Council Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in Cumbria, England, and is a Visiting Professor at the University of Lancaster. After receiving his PhD from the University of Manchester in 1973, he spent five years at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School researching cancer biochemistry. He has spent short periods in laboratories in Finland, Sweden, the USA, Norway and the Netherlands, and published over 120 papers in international journals.

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