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About this book
About this book
Remediation and Management of Degraded Lands presents the program of the first International Conference on the Remediation and Management of Degraded Lands. The book has three sections: mine management and rehabilitation, the management of derelict lands, and soil contamination and reclamation. The 34 chapters present a proactive, solution based approach to the rehabilitation of our natural resources.
Sustainable Mine Rehabilitation * Re-establishment of Native Flora Habitats on Coal Mine Rehabilitation Areas * Remediation of Land Following Open-Cut Coal Mining * Restoration of Opencast Coal * Land Reclamation After Open-Pit Mineral Extraction * Lignite Surface Mining and Reclamation * Rehabilitation of Abandoned Bentonite Mined Lands * Paper Mill Sludge as a Revegetation Tool in Sandpit Rehabilitation * Impact of Rare-Earth Mining on the Environment and the Effects of Ecological Recovery Measures on Soils * Rehabilitation of Copper Mine Tailings. Direct Revegetation of Salt-Affected Gold Ore Refining Residue * Acid Mine Drainage Issues and Control Strategies * Economic Mine Closure, Reclamation and Cost Management * Nitrogen in the Remediation of Degraded Land. Diagnosis and Prognosis of Soil Fertility Constraints for Land Restoration * Land Degradation and Its Control Strategies * Restoration of Degraded Lands in Hong Kong * Reforestation in the Countryside of Hong Kong * The Role of Plantations in Restoring Degraded Lands in Hong Kong * Trees and Greening of Hong Kong's Urban Landscape: Subaerial and Soil Constraints * Field Evaluation of Tree Species for Afforestation of Barren Hill Slopes * Relationship Between Biofuel Harvesting and Upland Degradation * Assessing Remedial Technologies for Metal-Contaminated Sites * Effect of Heavy Metal * Colonization of Iron- and Zinc-Contaminated Dumped Filtercake Waste * Study on the Effectiveness of EDTA/HCI on the Removal of Pb, Cd, Cu, and Ni Soil * Landfill Leachate Used as Irrigation Water * Growth and Mineral Nutrition of Casuarina Equisetifolia * A Constructed Wetland. Vermitechnology * Pig-on-Litter Compost and Anaerobically Digested Sewage Sludge for the Growth of Edible Crops.