Colored and Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter in Natural Waters

Khan M.G. Mostofa, Cong qiang Liu, Davide Vione, M. Abdul Mottaleb, Hiroshi Ogawa, Shafi M. Tareq, Takahito Yoshioka

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This chapter will give a general overview on the sources and nature of colored and CDOM, biogeochemical functions of CDOM, optical variables, chromophores in the CDOM, and the theory of CDOM absorbance in natural waters. Moreover, the controlling factors of CDOM that are most important in natural waters will be discussed. Two key factors such as photoinduced and microbial changes in CDOM are also discussed. Finally, a discussion is devoted to the importance of CDOM in natural waters.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnvironmental Science and Engineering
Number of pages64
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameEnvironmental Science and Engineering
ISSN (Print)1863-5520
ISSN (Electronic)1863-5539

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2013, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.


  • Chromophoric Dissolve Organic Matter
  • Chromophoric Dissolve Organic Matter
  • Dissolve Organic Matter
  • Fulvic Acid
  • Humic Acid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Information Systems


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