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Phytotechnologies: Remediation of Environmental Contaminants

By: Naser A Anjum (Editor), Maria E Pereira (Editor), Iqbal Ahmad (Editor), Armando C Duarte (Editor), Shahid Umar (Editor), Nafees A Khan (Editor)

617 pages, 16 colour & 140 b/w illustrations, 54 tables

CRC Press

Hardback | Oct 2012 | #205952 | ISBN-13: 9781439875186
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Phytotechnologies: Remediation of Environmental Contaminants highlights the use of natural and inherent traits of plants and associated microbes to exclude, accumulate, or metabolize a variety of contaminants, with the goal of efficiently and sustainably decontaminating the biosphere from unwanted hazardous compounds. Contributed by an international team of authors, Phytotechnologies: Remediation of Environmental Contaminants ensures a balance between theory and practice without compromising the basic conceptual framework of Phytotechnologies.

Divided into three major sections, the book:

Introduces contaminants and contaminated sites, and also highlights the significance of genus

Brassica and vetiver grass species for varied environmental contaminants' remediation

Presents an exhaustive exploration of potential strategies for enhancing plants and associated microbes-mediated environmental contaminants' remediation Overviews major physiological, biochemical, and genetic-molecular mechanisms responsible for plant tolerance and adaptation to varied environmental contaminants

A one-stop source of cutting edge answers and time-saving access, Phytotechnologies: Remediation of Environmental Contaminants is a common platform for engineers, environmental microbiologists, plant physiologists, and molecular biologists with the common aim of sustainable solutions to vital environmental issues. In short, the book provides a conceptual overview of ecosystems approaches and phytotechnologies, and their cumulative significance in relation to various environmental problems and potential solutions.


Naser A. Anjum, Iqbal Ahmad, Armando C. Duarte, Shahid Umar, Nafees A. Khan, and Maria E. Pereira

Contaminants, Contaminated Sites, and Remediation
Heavy Metals in the Environment: Current Status, Toxic Effects on Plants and Phytoremediation
Mirza Hasanuzzaman and Masayuki Fujita
Phytotechnology—Remediation of Inorganic Contaminants
Felix A. Aisien, Innocent O. Oboh, and Eki T. Aisien
Potential of Constructed Wetland Phytotechnology for Tannery Wastewater Treatment
Cristina S. C. Calheiros, António O. S. S. Rangel, and Paula M. L. Castro
Phytoremediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbon–Contaminated Soils in Venezuela
Carmen Infante, Ismael Hernández-Valencia, Liliana López, and Marcia Toro
Fate and Transport Issues Associated with Contaminants and Contaminant By-Products in Phytotechnology
Chris O. Nwoko

Genus Brassica and Contaminants’ Remediation
Metals and Metalloids Accumulation Variability in Brassica Species: A Review
Naser A. Anjum, Sarvajeet S. Gill, Iqbal Ahmad, Armando C. Duarte, Shahid Umar, Nafees A. Khan, and Maria E. Pereira
Oilseed Brassica napus and Phytoremediation of Lead
Muhammad Yasin Ashraf, Nazila Azhar, Khalid Mahmood, Rashid Ahmad, and Ejaz Ahmad Waraich
Potential for Metal Phytoextraction of Brassica Oilseed Species
Guido Fellet, Luca Marchiol, and Giuseppe Zerbi
Phytoremediation Capacity of Brown- and Yellow-Seeded Brassica carinata
Xiang Li, Margaret Y. Gruber, Kevin Falk, and Neil Westcott
Phytoremediation of Toxic Metals and the Involvement of Brassica Species
Aryadeep Roychoudhury, Sreeparna Pradhan, Bodhisatwa Chaudhuri, and Kaushik Das

Other Plant Species and Contaminants’ Remediation
Phytoremediation of Soils Contaminated by Heavy Metals, Metalloids, and Radioactive Materials Using Vetiver Grass, Chrysopogon zizanioides
Luu Thai Danh, Paul Truong, Raffaella Mammucari, Yuan Pu, and Neil R. Foster

Enhancing Contaminants’ Remediation
Effects of Biotic and Abiotic Amendments on Phytoremediation Efficiency Applied to Metal-Polluted Soils
Erik J. Joner
Phytoremediation: Strategies to Enhance the Potential for Toxic Metal Remediation of Brassica Oilseed Species
Mary Varkey, Nand Lal, and Z. H. Khan
Enhanced Phytoextraction Using Brassica Oilseeds: Role of Chelates
Zhao Zhongqiu and Liu Xiaona

Organic Acid-Assisted Phytoremediation in Salt Marshes: From Hydroponics to Field Mesocosms Trials
M. Caçador, B. Duarte, and J. Freitas
Plant–Microbe Enabled Contaminant Removal in the Rhizosphere
L. M. Stout and K. Nüsslein
Brassica Oilseeds–Microbe Interactions and Toxic Metals Remediation
Lixiang Cao
Plant Growth-Promoting Bacteria and Metals Phytoremediation
Elisa Gamalero and Bernard R. Glick
Plant Growth Regulators and Improvements in Phytoremediation Process Efficiency: Studies on Metal Contaminated Soils
Meri Barbafieri, Jose R. Peralta-Videa, Francesca Pedron, and Jorge L. Gardea-Torresdey
Remediation of Sites Contaminated with Persistent Organic Pollutants: Role of Bacteria
Ondrej Uhlik, Lucie Musilova, Michal Strejcek, Petra Lovecka, Tomas Macek, and Martina Mackova
Using Endophytes to Enhance Phytoremediation
Zareen Khan and Sharon Doty
Genetically Modified Plants Designed for Phytoremediation of Toxic Organic and Inorganic Contaminants
Tomas Macek, Martina Novakova, Pavel Kotrba, Jitka Viktorova, Petra Lovecká, Jan Fiser, Miroslava Vrbová, Eva Tejklová, Jitka Najmanova, Katerina Demnerova, and Martina Mackova

Plants’ Contaminants Tolerance
Utilization of Different Aspects Associated with Cadmium Tolerance in Plants to Compare Sensitive and Bioindicator Species
Marisol Castrillo, Beatriz Pernia, Andrea De Sousa, and Rosa Reyes
Analytical Tools for Exploring Metal Accumulation and Tolerance in Plants
Katarina Vogel-Mikuš, Iztok Arčon, Peter Kump, Primož Pelicon, Marijan Nečemer, Primož Vavpetič, Špela Koren, and Marjana Regvar
Metals and Metalloids Detoxification Mechanisms in Plants: Physiological and Biochemical Aspects
Palaniswamy Thangavel, Ganapathi Sridevi, Naser A. Anjum, Iqbal Ahmad, and Maria E. Pereira
Studies on Phytoextraction Processes and Some Plants’ Reactions to Uptake and Hyperaccumulation of Substances
Andrew Agbontalor Erakhrumen
Uptake and Metabolism of Pharmaceuticals and Other Emerging Contaminants by Plants
Benoit Van Aken, Rouzbeh Tehrani, and Rashid Kaveh

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Naser A. Anjum, Iqbal Ahmad, Maria E. Pereira and Armando C. Duarte are affiliates of the Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) and the Department of Chemistry at University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal. Shahid Umar is associated with the Laboratory of Plant Stress Physiology and Biochemistry, Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Hamdard University, New Delhi - 110 062, India. Nafees A. Khan is an affiliate of the Division of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Department of Botany, Faculty of Life Sciences, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh - 202 002, U.P., India.

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