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Humic Substances

Edited by Abdelhadi Makan

Abdelmalek Essaâdi University

Present in soil and water, humic substances are the most widespread organic compounds, naturally occurring from a physical, chemical, and microbiological transformation of biomolecules. They represent about 25% of the total organic carbon on the Earth and comprise up to 75% of the dissolved organic carbon in water, making them important for multiple environmental processes in both soil and aquatic systems. Despite many decades of extensive study, the formation mechanisms of humic substances are still a subject of discussion and controversy. This book examines the dynamics of humic substances, their physicochemical and biological properties, and methods for their extraction and characterization. The book also sheds light on recent advances and applications of humic substances in agriculture, environment, industry, and medicine.

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Humic SubstancesEdited by Abdelhadi Makan

Published: October 6th 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.92966

ISBN: 978-1-83962-752-1

Print ISBN: 978-1-83962-751-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-753-8

Copyright year: 2021

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897 Total Chapter Downloads


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1. Humic Substances: Prospects for Use in Agriculture and Medicine

By Priya Goel and Madhu Dhingra


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2. Dry Cowdung Powder - Novel Unearthed Humus: Sustains Water-Food-Energy Nexus

By Hemlata K. Bagla


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3. Co-Composting of Various Residual Organic Waste and Olive Mill Wastewater for Organic Soil Amendments

By Wafa Hassen, Bilel Hassen, Rim Werhani, Yassine Hidri and Abdennaceur Hassen


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4. Composting and Organic Waste Recycling a Better Option for Food Safety and Food Security

By Alabi Olusoji David


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5. Role of Humic Substances in Formation of Safety and Quality of Poultry Meat

By Inna Vladimirovna Simakova, Alexey Alekseevich Vasiliev, Konstantin Vyacheslavovich Korsakov, Lyudmila Alexandrovna Sivokhina, Vladimir Vasilievich Salautin, Lyudmila Yurievna Gulyaeva and Nikita Olegovich Dmitriev


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6. Humic Substances: Its Toxicology, Chemistry and Biology Associated with Soil, Plants and Environment

By Rajneesh Kumar Gautam, Dimuth Navaratna, Shobha Muthukumaran, Amarendra Singh, Islamuddin and Nandkishor More


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7. Effect of Trace Elements Accumulation on Mangrove Ecosystem and Their Interaction with Humic Substances: The Case of Nickel and Iron

By Juliano de Oliveira Barbirato, Natália C. Ferreira and Leonardo B. Dobbss


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8. Chemical Characteristics of Humic Substances in Nature

By Claudio Fernando Mahler, Nicoly Dal Santo Svierzoski and Cassiano Augusto Rolim Bernardino


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9. Sewage Sludge to Fertilise Durum Wheat: Effects on Crop and Soil

By Pilar Mañas and Jorge de las Heras


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