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Phytoremediation of Toxic Metals: Using Plants to Clean up the Environment

Handbook / Manual

Edited By: Ilya Raskin and Burt D Ensley

304 pages, Figs, tabs

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Nov 1999 | #101412 | ISBN: 0471192546
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Provides detailed, practical coverage of phytoremediation of heavy metal contaminated soil with field guidelines.

This collection of technical papers explores various aspects of phytoremediation: the use of plants to remove contaminants from the soil. (Industry and Environment, Vol. 23, no. 1-2, January-June 2000) "..a good contribution to the raising literature on phytoremediation"(Ecotoxicology, Vol 9, 2000)


Why Use Phytoremediation? (B. Ensley). ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION AND GREEN PLANTS. Phytoremediation's Economic Potential (D. Glass). Phytoremediation and Public Acceptance (R. Tucker & J. Shaw). Regulatory Considerations for Phytoremediation (S. Rock & P. Sayre). TECHNOLOGIES FOR METAL PHYTOREMEDIATION. Phytoextraction of Metals (M. Baylock & J. Huang). Phytostabilization of Metals (S. Cunningham & W. Berti). Phytofiltration of Metals (Y. Kapulnik & S. Dushenkov). The Use of Plants for the Treatment of Radionuclide (M. Negri & R. Hinchman). Photostabilization of Metals Using Hybrid Poplar Trees (J. Schnoor). Phytoreduction of Environmental Mercury Pollution (C. Rugh, et al.). The Physiology and Biochemistry of Selenium Volatilization By Plants (M. de Souza, et al.). BIOLOGY OF METAL PHYTOREMEDIATION. Metal Accumulating Plants (R. Reeves & A. Baker). Mechanisms of Metal Hyperaccumulation in Plants (D. Salt & U. Kramer). Mechanisms of Metal Resistance: Phytochelatins and Metalothioneins (C. Cobbett & P. Goldsborough). Molecular Mechanisms of Ion Transport in Plant Cells (M. Guerinot).

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ILYA RASKIN, PhD, is Professor of Plant Sciences at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Dr. Raskin has 20 years of research experience in plant biology. His pioneering research has led to 90 major publications and numerous prestigious awards. BURT D. ENSLEY, PhD, is President and CEO of Phytotech Inc. Dr. Ensley has 15 years of industrial experience, primarily in the research and development of biological processes for the treatment of hazardous wastes. He is the author of numerous book chapters and articles on the subject.

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