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Humic Substances
Nature's Most Versatile Materials

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ISBN 9781591690153
Published October 30, 2003 by Taylor & Francis
416 Pages

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Book Description

Humic Substances: Nature’s Most Versatile Materials contains a compilation of papers presented at the 2002 Humic Substances Seminar and will keep humic substances scientists up to date with recent research.



Elham Ghabbour is a Senior Scientist at Northeastern University, Boston. With two decades of research experience in physical /analytical chemistry, her major interest is understanding the macro- and microstructures of humic substances with solutes and metals as probes and catalysis by HSs.

Geoffrey Davies is Matthews Distinguished University Professor at Northeastern University. With research experience in physical inorganic chemistry, his major interests are the thermodynamics and kinetics of solute binding by humic substances and the development of models for HSs systems.


"The characterization [of humic substances] remains one of science's most intriguing challenges. It is clear from the collection of papers that humic substances make a measurable and important contribution to the geochemical mobility and cycling of elements. Technical production and editing of the text is excellent. The content of [the 11th biennial conference of the International Humic Substances Society meeting] was outstanding, and this volume provides a glimpse of the real progress being made in the understanding of humic substances." - Soil Science, volume 169, 8