By Kyoichi Kumada (Eds.)
Regardless of the big variety of papers and books released on soil natural topic (humus), our wisdom of the topic continues to be very restricted, as is our wisdom of humic acid. the writer of this publication started to research humus on the finish of the Nineteen Forties and endured till 1984 while he retired from Nagoya collage. With the purpose of creating a scientific realizing of soil natural topic, he has compiled proof and a dialogue of humus in line with his large experimental effects prior to now forty years.In this ebook, humic acids are categorised right into a, B, Rp and P kinds, in response to their optical houses. The hassle-free composition and different chemical homes of humic acid varieties are proven to be on a regular basis diverse from one another. a brand new approach for humus composition research utilized to numerous forms of soils in Japan and several nations shows that the variety of humus compositions of soils is systematically comprehensible. those findings lead the writer to novel theories at the chemical configuration and formation of humic acids and humic ingredients. Diagenesis of humus below terrestrial stipulations is illustrated as to the buried humic horizons of Black soil (Andosol).The ebook should be worthy not just to soil scientists and agronomists but additionally to geochemists, oceanographers, limnologists, water scientists, biologists and chemists who're facing natural topic in terrestrial, aquatic, and sedimentary environments.
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Because HAS are brown substances, the brown color is one of their intrinsic attributes. Springer and Simon also adopted optical properties as the main criteria. Soon after World War I1 when this humus study began, the available literature was mostly limited to the German scientists’ papers. After a few 17 18 Chapter 2. Classification of Humic Acids years of investigation, this author felt: (i) These earlier studies were of great value, because they had succeeded in showing clearly that the status of soil humus is diverse, and varies with the kind of soil.
Springer set up the following series of HAS: Humoligninsauren (dem Lignin nahestehend, in Azetylbromid noch loslich)+Lignohuminsauren (Huminsauren mit Ubergangscharakter, in Azetylbromid bereits unloslich)+echte Huminsauren des Kasselerbrauntypus-+echte Huminsauren des Schwarzerdetypus. The first three were generically called brown HAS, because it was supposed that they were closely related structurally and genetically, while the last named gray type was differentiated from them. Simon, meanwhile, divided HAS into echte Huminsauren and Rotteprodukte (Humolignin or Humoligninsauren), and subdivided the former into types A and B.
3-7. As mentioned above, AEi spectra enabled us to divide the samples into four groups. Accordingly, it may be reasonable to examine whether this grouping is also applicable to AE, spectra. Group 1: In the visible region, samples #6 HA and FA, and #3 HA showed two absorption bands near 460 and 570 nm. These bands correspond to the shoulder-like bands observed in the ordinary absorption spectra of #6 HA determined at pH 10 in the previous paragraph; thus they are attrib- 50 Chapter 3. Spectroscopic Characteristics of Humic Acids and Fulvic Acids ‘0 Fig.
Chemistry of Soil Organic Matter by Kyoichi Kumada (Eds.)