Origin and Structure of Humic Acids

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M. Skokanová and K. Dercová

Department of Biochemical Technology, Institute of Biotechnology and Food Science, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovak Republic

 

Humic acids are a major part of naturally occurring organic humic substances. They can be isolated from several natural matrices (soil, peat, oxyhumolite, and lignite) where they occur in different amounts. Humic acids are amorphous mixtures of reactive aromatics with phenolic and carboxylic groups. They are used in agriculture, medicine, and environment protection.

 

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