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Humus and Humic Substances - Recent Advances

Abdelhadi Makan

Abdelmalek Essaâdi University

Dr. Makan is the founder and CEO of ENQUAS Consulting, an investigation and consultancy office practicing in environmental, quality, and safety domains. Apart from being a full-time professor at the National School of Applied Sciences (ENSAH), Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Morocco, he also acts as an editorial board member, reviewer, and proofreader for several reputed scientific journals.

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Humification Process Humus Structure Humus Proprieties Humic Substances Analysis Humic Substances Activity Humus Extraction Humus Environment Humus and Plants Humus in Medicine Bioremediation Industry of Humus Toxicity of Humus

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Besides live biomass and decaying dead biological matter, humus constitutes an important component of organic matter in the soil. It is a general term that has been largely used to describe a group of separate but distinct humic substances, which are heterogeneous polymers formed during the process of decay and degradation of plant, animal, and microbial biomass. The humic fraction of organic matter is a stable nutrient base that serves as a slow-release source of carbon and energy for the indigenous, slow-growing microorganisms in the soil. The complexity of humic substances and their remarkable properties in agricultural and other applications have attracted and continue to attain the attention of many researchers, bringing over the years new knowledge on their structure, physicochemical and biological properties. Nevertheless, the numerous studies produced controversial results because of the difficulty to identify a precise relationship between the structure and the activity of these substances.

This book aims to regroup recent advances and applications of humus and humic substances in agriculture, the environment, industry, and medicine, hopefully adding new information and shedding more light on the subject.

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Date completed: February 8th 2022

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Deadline for full chapters: June 11th 2022

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Review results due: August 30th 2022

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Expected publication date: October 29th 2022

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About the editor

Abdelhadi Makan

Abdelmalek Essaâdi University

Dr. Abdelhadi Makan has a Ph.D. in Waste Management and Environmental Sciences. He gained relevant professional experience in fields such as environmental science, chemistry, and waste management. Through all his academic and professional publications, he has fully practiced both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Additionally, he is the founder and CEO of ENQUAS Consulting, an investigation and consultancy office practicing in environmental, quality, and safety domains. Currently, he works as a full-time professor at the National School of Applied Sciences (ENSAH), Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Morocco. In his spare time, he acts as an editorial board member, reviewer, and proofreader for several reputed scientific journals.

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