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Soil Remediation and Plants: Prospects and Challenges

Identifies the molecular mechanisms through which plants are able to remediate pollutants from the soil
Examines the challenges and possibilities towards the various phytoremediation candidates
Includes the latest research and ongoing progress in phytoremediation

By: Khalid Rehman Hakeem (Editor), Muhammad Sabir (Editor), Münir Öztürk (Editor), Ahmet Ruhi Mermut (Editor)

752 pages, colour plates, b/w illustrations, maps, tables

Academic Press

Hardback | Sep 2014 | #221328 | ISBN-13: 9780127999371
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NHBS Price: £78.99 $101/€94 approx

About this book

The soil is being contaminated continuously by a large number of pollutants. Among them, heavy metals are an exclusive group of toxicants because they are stable and difficult to disseminate into non-toxic forms. The ever-increasing concentrations of such pollutants in the soil are considered serious threats toward everyone's health and the environment. Many techniques are used to clean, eliminate, obliterate or sequester these hazardous pollutants from the soil. However, these techniques can be costly, labor intensive, and often disquieting. Phytoremediation is a simple, cost effective, environmental friendly and fast-emerging new technology for eliminating toxic heavy metals and other related soil pollutants.

Soil Remediation and Plants provides a common platform for biologists, agricultural engineers, environmental scientists, and chemists, working with a common aim of finding sustainable solutions to various environmental issues. Soil Remediation and Plants provides an overview of ecosystem approaches and phytotechnologies and their cumulative significance in relation to solving various environmental problems.


Contents

- Soil Contamination with Metals: Sources, Types and Implications
- Phytoremediation: A Promising Strategy on the Crossroads of Remediation
- Phytoremediation: Mechanisms and Adaptations
- Phytoremediation: An Eco-Friendly Green Technology for Pollution Prevention, Control and Remediation
- Recent Trends and Approaches in Phytoremediation
- Evaluation of Four Plant Species for Phytoremediation of Copper - Contaminated Soil
- Role of Phytoremediation in Radioactive Waste Treatment
- Plant-Microbe Interactions in Phytoremediation
- Soil Pollution in Turkey and Remediation Methods
- Soil Pollution Status and its Remediation in Nepal
- Transfer of Heavy Metals and Radionuclides from Soil to Vegetables and Plants in Bangladesh
- Remediating Cadmium Contaminated Soils by Growing Grain Crops using Inorganic Amendments
- Phytoremediation of Pb Contaminated Soils using Synthetic Chelates
- Spatial Mapping of Metal Contaminated Soils
- Arsenic Toxicity in Plants and Possible Remediation
- Phytoremediation of Metal Contaminated Soils using Organic Amendments: Prospectus and Challenges
- Soil Contamination, Remediation and Plants, Prospects and Challenges
- Improving of Phytoremediation of Soil Polluted with Oil Hydrocarbons in Georgia
- Remediation of Cd Contaminated Soils: Perspectives and Advancements
- Phyto-Remediation of Radioactive Contaminated Soils
- Heavy Metal Accumulation in Serpentine Flora of Mersin-Findikpinari, (Turkey) - Role of Ethylenediamine Tetraacetic Acid in Facilitating Extraction of Nickel
- Phytomanagement of Padaeng Zinc Mine Waste, Mae Sot district, Tak Province, Thailand
- Effect of Pig Slurry Application on Soil Organic Carbon


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