Books  Environmental Science  Waste Management & Remediation 

Phytoremediation of Soil and Water Contaminents

Series: ACS Symposium Series Volume: 664

Edited By: Ellen L Kruger, Todd A Anderson and Joel R Coats

318 pages, Figs, tabs

American Chemical Society

Hardback | Jan 1997 | #101293 | ISBN: 0841235031
Availability: Usually dispatched within 2-3 weeks Details
NHBS Price: £92.00 $116/€110 approx

About this book

Whole plant systems can be a powerful tool in remediating water and soil contaminants. This book focuses on successful strategies for phytoremediation of agrochemicals, metals, and industrial organic chemicals. It also discusses recent developments in bioremediation using plant materials and explores the metabolism of contaminants by plants.


"Phytoremediation, or the use of plants to remediate contaminated soils and water environments, has recently become an area of intense study. Relative to many traditional remediation engineering techniques, phytoremediation is a fledgling technology . . . This book provides an accumulation of some of the most recent researches on phytoremediation. An overview is presented that describes the current understanding and use of plants for the stabilization and cleanup of contaminants. An additional overview of rhizosphere ecology is also presented. The remainder of the book discusses three topics: phytoremediation of agrochemicals, industrial organic chemicals, and metals. . . . Bringing multi-disciplinary teams consisting of biologists, chemists, engineers, as well as lawyers, accountants, and public advocates should continue to yield additional solutions and possibilities for continued application of phytoremediation."--Cellulose Chemistry and Technology



Contents

OVERVIEW; 1. Phytoremediation of Contaminated Water and Soil; RHIZOSPHERE ECOLOGY; 2. Rhizosphere Ecology of Xenobiotic-Degrading Microorganisms; PHYTOREMEDIATION OF AGROCHEMICALS; 3. Aromatic Nitroreduction of Acifluorfen in Soils, Rhizospheres, and Pure Cultures of Rhizobacteria; 4. Atrazine Degradation in Pesticide-Contaminated Soils: Phytoremediation Potential; 5. Utilization of Plant Material for Remediation of Herbicide-Contaminated Soils; 6. Potential of Biostimulation To Enhance Dissipation of Aged Herbicide Residues in Land-Farmed Waste; 7. An Integrated Phytoremediation Strategy for Chloroacetamide Herbicides in Soil; 8. Ascorbate: A Biomarker of Herbicide Stress in Wetland Plants; 9. Degradation of Persistent Herbicides in Riparian Wetlands; 10. Phytoremediation of Herbicide-Contaminated Surface Water with Aquatic Plants; 11. The Metabolism of Exogenously Provided Atrazine by the Ectomycorrhizal Fungus Hebeloma crustuliniforme and the Host Plant Pinus ponderosa; PHYTOREMEDIATION OF INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS; 12. Evaluation of the Use of Vegetation for Reducing the Environmental Impact of Deicing Agents; 13. Phytoremediation of Trichloroethylene with Hybrid Poplars; 14. Field Study: Grass Remediation for Clay Soil Contaminated with Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons; 15. Benzo(a)pyrene and Hexachlorobiphenyl Contaminated Soil: Phytoremediation Potential; 16. Fate of Benzene in Soils Planted with Alfalfa: Uptake, Volatilization, and Degradation; 17. Metabolism of Chlorinated Phenols by Lemna gibba, Duckweed; 18. Rhizosphere Effects on the Degradation of Pyrene and Anthracene in Soil; PHYTOREMEDIATION OF METALS; 19. Arabidopsis thaliana as a Model System for Studying Lead Accumulation and Tolerance in Plants; 20. Bioremediation of Chromium from Water and Soil by Vascular Aquatic Plants; 21. Phytoextraction of Lead from Contaminated Soils; 22. Phytoremediation and Reclamation of Soils Contaminated with Radionuclides

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

Environmental Technologies to Treat Nitrogen Pollution

NHBS Price: £187.00 $235/€223 approx

Oil Spill Response: A Global Perspective

NHBS Price: £80.99 $102/€96 approx

Waste Management Paper No. 26A: Landfill Completion

NHBS Price: £12.99 $16/€15 approx

The Story of Stuff

Clearance price: £2.50 £9.99 (Save £7.49) $3/€3 approx