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Structure and Surface Reactions of Soil Particles

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Structure and Surface Reactions of Soil Particles

Pan Ming Huang (Editor), Prof. Nicola Senesi (Editor), Jacques Buffle (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-471-95936-6 February 1998 506 Pages

Description

The IUPAC Series on Analytical and Physical Chemistry ofEnvironmental Systems provides the scientific community with acritical evaluation of the state of the art on physicochemicalstructures and reactions in environmental systems, as well as onthe analytical techniques required to study and monitor thesesystems. The series is aimed at promoting rigorous analysis andunderstanding of physicochemical functioning of environmentalsystems.

Soils are a major component of the ecosystem. A fundamentalawareness of soil structures and processes at the molecular andmicroscopic level is therefore essential to understanding andregulating the behaviour of environmental systems and thecirculation and impact of anthropogenic compounds. Structure andSurface Reactions of Soil Particles addresses the basics ofstructure and surface reactions of both soil particles and colloidsand describes their characterization and properties. New approachesusing fractal analysis of particle dimensions, aggregation andsurface reactions, computer modelling of the structure andreactivity of humics and applications of atomic force microscopyare given special treatment. Advanced instrumentation for analysisof soil particles which help to model the processes in the soil arealso reviewed. Structure and Surface Reactions of Soil Particles isthe definitive guide to the analysis of soils for chemists andbiologists working in environmental analysis and soil chemistsstudying the effect of landfills and working on soil restoration.
Partial table of contents:

MINERALS-ORGANICS-MICROORGANISMS INTERACTIONS AND CHARACTERIZATIONOF SOIL PARTICLES.

From Particles to Architecture: Fractals, Aggregation and Scalingin Soil Science (J. Crawford & B. Sleeman).

Fractal Principles and Methods Applied to the Chemistry of Sorptiononto Environmental Particles (I. Okuda & N. Senesi).

ADVANCED INSTRUMENTATION IN ANALYSIS OF SOIL PARTICLES.

Electron Microscopy of Soil Components (Y. Chen).

Applications of NMR Spectroscopy to the Study of the Chemistry ofEnvironmental Interfaces (W. Earl & C. Johnston).

Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy of Organic and Mineral SoilParticles (M. Cheshire & N. Senesi).

REACTIONS AND PROCESSES AT THE SOIL PARTICLE-SOLUTIONINTERFACE.

Ion Adsorption at the Soil Particle-Solution Interface: Modelingand Mechanisms (S. Goldberg).

Kinetics of Sorption/Release Reactions on Natural Particles (D.Sparks).

Kinetics of Enzyme Reactions in Soil Environments (P. Nannipieri& L. Gianfreda).

Index.