Biophysico-Chemical Processes Involving Natural Nonliving Organic Matter in Environmental Systems

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<b>An up-to-date resource on natural nonliving organic matter</b> <p>Bringing together world-renowned researchers to explore natural nonliving organic matter (NOM) and its chemical, biological, and ecological importance, <i>Biophysico-Chemical Processes Involving Natural Nonliving Organic Matter in Environmental Systems</i> 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.</p> <p>After briefly outlining the historical background, current ideas, and future prospects of the study of NOM, the coverage examines:</p> <ul> <li> <p>The formation mechanisms of humic substances</p> </li> <li> <p>Organo-clay complexes</p> </li> <li> <p>The effects of organic matter amendment</p> </li> <li> <p>Black carbon in the environment</p> </li> <li> <p>Carbon sequestration and dynamics in soil</p> </li> <li> <p>Biological activities of humic substances</p> </li> <li> <p>Dissolved organic matter</p> </li> <li> <p>Humic substances in the rhizosphere</p> </li> <li> <p>Marine organic matter</p> </li> <li> <p>Organic matter in atmospheric particles</p> </li> </ul> <p>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.</p> <p>An essential resource for both students and professionals in environmental science, environmental engineering, water science, soil science, geology, and environmental chemistry, <i>Biophysico-Chemical Processes Involving Natural Nonliving Organic Matter in Environmental Systems</i> provides a unique combination of the latest discoveries, developments, and future prospects in this field.</p>

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