humic substances

Soils help to combat and adapt to climate change effects

Soils help to combat and adapt to climate change by playing a key role in the carbon cycle. Healthy soils provide the largest store of terrestrial carbon. When managed sustainably, soils can play an important role in climate change mitigation by storing carbon (carbon sequestration) and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere.

Soil fertility management for sustainable agriculture

Soil fertility management for sustainable agriculture

Principles, techniques and resources to read about soil fertility management for sustainable agriculture are very helpful in this field. Sustainable agriculture is an integrated system of plant and animal production practices having a site-specific application that will last over the long term. It has quite an important role in ensuring all pillars of sustainable development and not only… Continue reading »

Water treatment can be improved by microorganisms

Water treatment can be improved by microorganisms

The presence of humic substances in row water causes one of the main problems in drinking water purification. If disinfection is carried out by chlorine, then humic substances (HS) may become dangerous due to formation of carcinogen materials, like trihalomethanes (THMs) and chlorinated phenol derivatives. The most typical disinfection by-products are trichloromethane, dichloroacetic acid and trichloroacetic… Continue reading »

How humic substances effects human health and drinking water purification

How humic substances effects human health and drinking water purification

Humic substances in our water resources originate from the soil or from degradation of plants, and effects drinking water purification process. Humic substances may have, in themselves, favourable effects on human health. They can form complexes with metals, resulting in better metal intake, and can behave as antioxidants. On the other hand, their presence in raw water… Continue reading »