Oral SessionS11 Soils & Environmental Quality Dissolved organic matter (DOM) plays an important role in the biogeochemistry of carbon and nitrogen and in pedogenetic processes in soils. DOM also affects the fate and transport of organic and inorganic pollutants in the environment. In addition, DOM is considered to be part of the readily degradable fraction of soil organic matter (SOM). The mechanisms of these processes are difficult to understand due to the complex nature of soil DOM. This symposium/session will cover different aspects related to DOM and its activity in the environment including: characterization, interactions with minerals and SOM, complexation with metals, interactions with organic pollutants and nano-particles and bioavailability.
Cosponsor(s):Soil Chemistry, Z03 Canadian Society of Soil Science
Monday, October 17, 2011: 1:00 PM-3:50 PM
Henry Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 210A
Benny Chefetz and Myrna Simpson
Myrna Simpson and Benny Chefetz