Interactions of Humic Acids with Contaminants

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M. Skokanová and K. Dercová

Department of Biochemical Technology, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Slovak University of Technology, Radlinského 9, 812 37 Bratislava, Slovak Republic

 

Humic acids are the most important and a major part of naturally occurring humic substances. They form a complex amorphous heterogeneous mixture containing reactive structures such as aromatic rings and phenolic and carboxylic functional groups. Humic acids have excellent sorption properties and thus are widely used in remediation methods by immobilization of toxic contaminants.

 

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