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Main Title Humic Substances and Contaminant Transport: A Review.
Author Krishnamurthy., S. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher c1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/J-92/149;
Stock Number PB92-179753
Additional Subjects Humus ; Path of pollutants ; Land pollution ; Water pollution sources ; Fulvic acids ; Organic matter ; Humic acids ; Biodeterioration ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Biochemistry ; Halogen organic compounds ; Heavy metals ; Aromatic compounds ; Environmental transport ; Chemical properties ; pH ; Solubility ; Colloids ; Decomposing organic matter ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB92-179753 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 8p
Abstract Humic substances are widely distributed in the environment, occurring in soils and waters. They are the products of microbial degradation of dead vegetable and animal matter. They account for the major portion of dissolved organic matter. They are water soluble and have the ability to fix persistent hydrophobic pollutants such as PCB's, halogenated aliphatics and aromatics and heavy metal ions, rendering them water soluble. Humic substances play a very important role in the mobilization and transport of persistent pollutants. The chemical nature of humic and fulvic acids is discussed fully. The nature of humic-contaminant interaction is dealt with according to current knowledge. The implications of an understanding of these interactions to environmental problems are discussed. Profitable lines of future enquiry are delineated. A full bibliography is provided.
Supplementary Notes Pub. in Northeastern Geology, v14 n1 p59-64 1992.
NTIS Title Notes Journal article.
Title Annotations Reprint: Humic Substances and Contaminant Transport: A Review.
Category Codes 68D; 68; 57K; 57B; 99F
NTIS Prices PC A02/MF A01
Primary Description 600/14
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 217730695
Origin NTIS
Type CAT