Interactions at the Soil Colloid — Soil Solution Interface

  • G. H. Bolt
  • M. F. De Boodt
  • M. H. B. Hayes
  • M. B. McBride
  • E. B. A. De Strooper

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 190)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Soil Colloids and the Soil Solution

    1. M. H. B. Hayes, G. H. Bolt
      Pages 1-33
  3. Sorption in Soil : Theoretical Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-36
    2. G. H. Bolt, W. H. Van Riemsdijk
      Pages 37-79
    3. W. H. Van Riemsdijk, G. H. Bolt, L. K. Koopal
      Pages 81-113
    4. P. W. Schindler, G. Sposito
      Pages 115-145
  4. Selected Cases of Specific Binding of Ions by Soil Constituents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-148
    2. P. Keizer, M. G. M. Bruggenwert
      Pages 177-203
    3. S. E. A. T. M. Van der Zee, W. H. Van Riemsdijk
      Pages 205-239
    4. W. H. Van Riemsdijk, S. E. A. T. M. Van der Zee
      Pages 241-256
    5. R. S. Swift, R. G. McLaren
      Pages 257-292
  5. Interactions in Soil Involving Small and Large Organic Molecules

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 321-322
    2. C. E. Clapp, R. Harrison, M. H. B. Hayes
      Pages 409-468
  6. Environmental Problems associated with Unbalanced Inputs

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 583-603

About this book


About 20 years ago the emphasis in soil chemistry research switched from studies of problems related to scarcities of plant nutrients to those arising from soil pollutants. The new problems have come about because of the excessive uses of fertilizers, the inputs from farm and industrial wastes, the widespread applications of anthropogenie xenobiotic chemicals, and the deterioration of soil structure resulting from certain modern agriculture practises. The International Society of Soil Science (ISSS) recognized these problems and challenges. A provisional Working Group was set up in 1978 to focus attention on soil colloids with a view to understanding better the interactions wh ich take place at their surfaces. It was recognized that these interactions are fundamental to problems of soil fertility, as weIl as to those of soil pollution. After the group had received the official support of ISSS at its 12th International Congress in New Delhi in 1982 it set as its priority the assembling and evaluation of information, relevant to the soil and environmental sciences, concerning the composition and structure of soil colloids. Prior to that aseries of Position Papers were published in the Bulletin of the International Society of Soil Science (Vol. 61, 1981) outlining the state of knowledge about the composition and properties of soil colloids.


chemistry environment environmental science environmental sciences pollution soil soil pollution soil science structure

Editors and affiliations

  • G. H. Bolt
    • 1
  • M. F. De Boodt
    • 2
  • M. H. B. Hayes
    • 3
  • M. B. McBride
    • 4
  • E. B. A. De Strooper
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Soil Science and Plant NutritionAgricultural University WageningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Soil PhysicsState University of GhentBelgium
  3. 3.School of ChemistryThe University of BirminghamEngland
  4. 4.Department of AgronomyCornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  5. 5.State University of GhentBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4081-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1909-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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