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Cation Binding by Humic Substances

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Part of Cambridge Environmental Chemistry Series

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

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  • 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.

    • 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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    "This book is a valuable resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, environmental scientists, ecologists, and geochemists." Environmental Geology

    "...this is a very valuable book that develops the HS-cation interaction in a comprehensive way. The well-developed structure of the book explores the most general information as well as very detailed aspects of HS-cation interactions. Readers looking for an introduction into the topic as well as readers looking for very specific information on a certain cation will find the book useful...This book is a helpful reference tool for graduate students in soil and environmental sciences, and scientists, engineers, and practitioners working in environmental studies." Vadose Zone Journal

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    • 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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