Physico-chemical properties of peat humic acids (Middle taiga of western Siberia)

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The article presents the results of humic acid macromolecule study based on the instrumental approaches. Humic acids were extracted from various types of peat (0-20 cm) found within the Western Siberia. The obtained results provide insight into the structure and composition of peat humic acids. The obtained results definitely indicate that elemental composition, thermodynamic stability, and NMR13С spectrometry of humic acids are basically a consequence of their physico-chemical properties which, in its turn, depend on the type of peat, its botanical composition, decomposition degree, and peat-forming conditions. The revealed peculiar character of humic acids extracted from upper layers of peat significantly enriches the humification theory with the experimental data on the process of humic acid macromolecule formation from decomposed organic matter. The differences in thermogram contours, NMR13С spectrometry, and elemental composition of sphagnum peat, sedge peat, and woody peat were identified. The findings of the current study contributed to the solution of one of the most critical humic acid problems - to prove the link between the structure of humic acids and their forming conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEducation and Accreditation in Geosciences; Environmental Legislation, Multilateral Relations And Funding Opportunities
PublisherInternational Multidisciplinary Scientific Geoconference
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9786197105001, 9786197105988, 9786197105995, 9786197408003, 9786197408010, 9786197408027, 9786197408034, 9786197408041, 9786197408058, 9786197408065, 9786197408072, 9786197408089, 9786197408096, 9786197408102, 9786197408119, 9786197408126, 9786197408133
ISBN (Print)9786197408263
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Geoconference, SGEM 2017 - Albena, Bulgaria
Duration: 29 Jun 20175 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameInternational Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference Surveying Geology and Mining Ecology Management, SGEM
ISSN (Print)1314-2704


Conference17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Geoconference, SGEM 2017


  • Elemental composition
  • Humic acids
  • NMRС spectroscopy
  • Thermal analysis
  • Western Siberia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geology

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