New scientific discoveries about humic acids, kerogen, bitumen, asphalt, shale oil, petroleum, and coal tar could lead to major commercial developments.
by MICHAEL SUSIC
WHAT ARE HUMIC ACIDS?
Read how the preparation of novel derivatives together with modern technology has after two centuries of research revealed the structure and origin of humic acids. Details are presented in the scientific report entitled: Structure and Origin of Humic Acids and their Relationship to Kerogen, Bitumen, Petroleum and Coal.
FAILURE OF THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD
Why has humic acids research had a history of acrimonious debate? Why have there been so many different theories regarding their origin and structure? This is explained in the section “A History of Humic Acid Research”.
THE MISSING EXPERIMENT
Where do humic acids come from? It is not from the conversion of compounds in the soil by microorganisms as commonly believed. Surprisingly, A CRITICAL EXPERIMENT WAS NEVER DONE. Read about this critical experiment at the end of the section entitled “A History of Humic Acid Research”. This missing experiment has now been done thoroughly, and it gives a totally new insight into how humic acids originate before our very eyes.
GIRL OR BOY? NEW FULVIC ACIDS RESEARCH
Was an ancient Egyptian belief true? Are fulvic acids plant hormones? Are they related to humic acids? New research answers these and other questions. That is discussed in both the section entitled “Girl or Boy? New Fulvic Acids Research” and in “A History of Humic Acid Research”.
A READER’S COMMENT AND HUMIC/FULVIC ACIDS IN THE DIET