Humic Acids are Versatile Natural Polymers

  • Geoffrey Davies
  • Elham A. Ghabbour
  • Susan Jansen
  • James Varnum


Life depends on exquisitely designed enzymes, nucleic acids, polysaccharides and structural proteins. These materials return to the earth, where they are humified to make organic polymers called humic substances. These living polymers interact with air, earth and water and have many environmental functions. Natural humification makes efficient use of life’s waste.


Humic Substance Humic Acid COOH COOH Site Creation Site Capacity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Geoffrey Davies
    • 1
  • Elham A. Ghabbour
    • 2
  • Susan Jansen
    • 3
  • James Varnum
    • 3
  1. 1.Chemistry DepartmentNortheastern UniversityBostonUSA
  2. 2.Soil Salinity LaboratoryBacos, AlexandriaEgypt
  3. 3.Chemistry DepartmentTemple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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