Submitted to: Encyclopedia of Soils in the Environment
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: December 30, 2004
Publication Date: February 20, 2004
Citation: Goldberg, S.R. 2004. Soil chemistry and mineralogy: surface complexation modeling. In: Encyclopedia of Soils in the Environment. D. Hillel (ed.), Vol. 4, Elsevier Ltd., Oxford, UK, pp. 97-108. Technical Abstract: Ion adsorption in soils has been described using both empirical and chemical models. Empirical adsorption isotherm equations will be presented and their limitations discussed. Chemical surface complexation models and their applications to soils will be introduced. Advantages and limitations of surface complexation models will be discussed.