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Introduction to Phytoremediation of Contaminated Groundwater: Historical Foundation, Hydrologic Control, and Contaminant Remediation

Numerous case studies and high quality images illustrate the concepts

By: James E Landmeyer (Author)

431 pages, 29 colour & 143 b/w illustrations

Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Nov 2014 | #224661 | ISBN-13: 9789400794016
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Hardback | Sep 2011 | #192676 | ISBN-13: 9789400719569
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About this book

Introduction to Phytoremediation of Contaminated Groundwater provides the reader with the comprehensive view necessary to understand and critically evaluate the design, implementation, and monitoring of phytoremediation at sites characterized by contaminated groundwater.

Part I presents the historical foundation of the interaction between plants and groundwater, introduces fundamental groundwater concepts for plant physiologists, and introduces basic plant physiology for hydrogeologists.

Part II presents information on how to assess, design, implement, and monitor phytoremediation projects for hydrologic control.

Part III presents how plants take up and detoxify a wide range of organic xenobiotics in contaminated groundwater systems, and provides various approaches on how this can be assessed and monitored.

Throughout, concepts are emphasized with numerous case studies, illustrations and pertinent literature citations. Introduction to Phytoremediation of Contaminated Groundwater will be of interest to those professionals dealing with environmental contamination, hydrology, plant physiology, toxicology, microbiology, and resource economics.


Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements

PART I: Overview of Plants, Groundwater and Their Interaction: Historical Foundation of Plant and Groundwater Interactions

Integration of Plant and Groundwater Interactions
Fundamentals of Plant Anatomy and Physiology Related to Water Use
Fundamentals of Groundwater Hydrogeology
Plant and Groundwater Interactions under Pristine Conditions

PART II: Plant and Groundwater Interactions for Hydrologic Control

Site Assessment and Characterization
Plant Selection, Installation, and Management to Affect Groundwater Systems
Conceptual Frameworks for Phytoremediation to Achieve Hydrologic Goals
Monitoring Plant and Groundwater Interactions
Economic and Regulatory Factors That Affect the Phytoremediation of Contaminated Groundwater

PART III: Plant and Groundwater Interactions for Contaminant Remediation

Plant Interactions with Biogeochemical Environments
Chemical and Physical Properties that Affect the Interaction Between Plants and Contaminated Groundwater
Plant Control on the Fate of Common Groundwater Contaminants
Conceptual Frameworks for the Phytoremediation of Groundwater Contamination
Monitoring for Phytoremediation of Groundwater Contamination
Economic and Regulatory Factors That Affect the Phytoremediation of Contaminated Groundwater

Epilogue
References
Index


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