Journal of Applied Spectroscopy

, Volume 78, Issue 6, pp 884–891 | Cite as

Fluorescence of aqueous solutions of commercial humic products

  • O. Yu. Gosteva
  • A. A. Izosimov
  • S. V. Patsaeva
  • V. I. Yuzhakov
  • O. S. Yakimenko

We have studied the spectral luminescence characteristics of aqueous solutions of humic products obtained from different raw material sources, and their behavior as the excitation wavelength increases from 270 nm to 355 nm. We have identified differences in the spectral properties of industrial humic products from coalified materials, lignin-containing organic waste, and humic products from plant raw material (peat, sapropel, vermicompost). We have shown that humic products from plant raw material have spectral properties closer to those for humic substances in natural water or soil than humic products from coalified materials.


humic products high molecular weight polymers absorption fluorescence fluorescence quantum yield 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Yu. Gosteva
    • 1
  • A. A. Izosimov
    • 1
  • S. V. Patsaeva
    • 1
  • V. I. Yuzhakov
    • 1
  • O. S. Yakimenko
    • 1
  1. 1.M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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