© 1985

Organic Geochemistry of Natural Waters


Part of the Developments in Biogeochemistry book series (DBGC, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. E. M. Thurman
      Pages 1-4
  3. Organic Carbon in Natural Waters: Amount, Origin, and Classification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-6
    2. E. M. Thurman
      Pages 103-110
  4. Types and Amount of Dissolved Organic Compounds in Natural Waters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-112
    2. E. M. Thurman
      Pages 113-150
    3. E. M. Thurman
      Pages 151-180
    4. E. M. Thurman
      Pages 181-213
    5. E. M. Thurman
      Pages 215-241
    6. E. M. Thurman
      Pages 243-271
    7. E. M. Thurman
      Pages 273-361
  5. Organic Processes, Reactions, and Pathways in Natural Waters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 363-364
    2. E. M. Thurman
      Pages 365-423
    3. E. M. Thurman
      Pages 425-440
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 441-497

About this book


This book is written as a reference on organic substances in natural waters and as a supplementary text for graduate students in water chemistry. The chapters address five topics: amount, origin, nature, geochemistry, and characterization of organic carbon. Of these topics, the main themes are the amount and nature of dissolved organic carbon in natural waters (mainly fresh water, although seawater is briefly discussed). It is hoped that the reader is familiar with organic chemistry, but it is not necessary. The first part of the book is a general overview of the amount and general nature of dissolved organic carbon. Over the past 10 years there has been an exponential increase in knowledge on organic substances in water, which is the result of money directed toward the research of organic compounds, of new methods of analysis (such as gas chromatography and mass spectrometry), and most importantly, the result of more people working in this field. Because of this exponential increase in knowledge, there is a need to pull together and summarize the data that has accumulated from many disciplines over the last decade.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.United States Geological SurveyDenverUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Organic Geochemistry of Natural Waters
  • Authors E.M. Thurman
  • Series Title Developments in Biogeochemistry
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-247-3143-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-8752-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-5095-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 497
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Biochemistry, general
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