Volume No. 4 Issue No.: 3 Page No.: 726-733 Jan.-Mar 2010

 

FT-IR SPECTROSCOPIC CHARACTERIZATION OF HUMIC SUBSTANCES IN THE TREATED PAPER MILL EFFLUENT IRRIGATED SOIL

 

Suriyanarayanan S.*1, Karthikeyan K.2 and Balasubramanian S.3

1. Center for Water and Health, JSS University, Mysore

 

Received on : November 15, 2009

 

ABSTRACT

 

The objective of this study is to analyze changes in the chemical characteristics of long term paper mill treated effluent irrigated soil humic substances. Soil was sampled from the waste paper based paper mill effluent irrigated land located at Bukkathurai in Mathuranthangam taluk of Tamilnadu. Humic substances, the major organic constituents of soil and sediments, are widely distributed over the earth’S surface. Humic substances are also reported to improve soil structure and detoxify soil by adsorbing metals deleterious to plant growth, which can improve plant health and their resistance to pathogens. Fourier Transformed Infrared (FT-IR) has been widely used for the characterization of components macromolecular and humic substances from 1980 onwards. This technique yields various ranges of carboxylic acids, alcohols, carbohydrates, phenolic hydroxyls and β-diketones etc. All the samples analyzed indicate a sharp and extensive band at 1033 cm-1

 

Keywords : Soil, FT-IR, Humic Substance, Carboxylic, Carbohydrates, Effluent

 

 

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