Management of Environmental Contaminants, Volume 1

  • Abid A. Ansari
  • Sarvajeet Singh Gill
  • Ritu Gill
  • Guy R. Lanza
  • Lee Newman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Overview of Phytoremediation Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tarek Alshaal, Nevien Elhawat, Éva Domokos-Szabolcsy, János Kátai, László Márton, Mihály Czakó et al.
      Pages 3-20
    3. Edita Baltrėnaitė, Pranas Baltrėnas, Donatas Butkus, Arvydas Lietuvninkas
      Pages 21-30
    4. Gianniantonio Petruzzelli, Francesca Pedron, Irene Rosellini, Meri Barbafieri
      Pages 31-43
    5. Zuzanna Magdziak, Monika Gąsecka, Piotr Goliński, Mirosław Mleczek
      Pages 45-55
    6. Lukáš Trakal, Domingo Martínez-Fernández, Martina Vítková, Michael Komárek
      Pages 69-83
  3. Planning and Engineering Applications to Phytoremediation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Sabrina G. Ibañez, Cintia E. Paisio, Ana L. Wevar Oller, Melina A. Talano, Paola S. González, María I. Medina et al.
      Pages 99-113
    3. Michael W. H. Evangelou, Eleni G. Papazoglou, Brett Harvey Robinson, Rainer Schulin
      Pages 115-132
    4. A. P. Pinto, A. de Varennes, R. Fonseca, D. Martins Teixeira
      Pages 133-155
  4. Phytoremediation Applications for Metal Contaminated Soils Using Terrestrial Plants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Mayank Varun, Rohan D’Souza, Paulo J. C. Favas, João Pratas, Manoj S. Paul
      Pages 177-200
    3. Mudasir Irfan Dar, Fareed Ahmad Khan, Farha Rehman, Ather Masoodi, Abid Ali Ansari, Deepshikha Varshney et al.
      Pages 201-215
  5. Phytoremediation of Organic Contaminants and Organic–Inorganic Mixtures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Rohan D’Souza, Mayank Varun, Anita Lakhani, Vyoma Singla, Manoj S. Paul
      Pages 219-241
    3. Felix A. Aisien, Eki T. Aisien, Innocent O. Oboh
      Pages 243-252
    4. Michael W. H. Evangelou, Guido Fellet, Rong Ji, Rainer Schulin
      Pages 253-263
    5. Neerja Srivastava
      Pages 265-278
    6. Sabitry Bordoloi, Budhadev Basumatary
      Pages 279-282
    7. Paitip Thiravetyan, Chairat Treesubsuntorn, Wararat Sriprapat
      Pages 283-293
    8. Monika Gąsecka, Maria Włodarczyk-Makuła, Agnieszka Popenda, Kinga Drzewiecka
      Pages 295-308
    9. Javier Pérez-Esteban, Consuelo Escolástico, Alberto Masaguer, Juan Ruiz-Fernández, Ana Moliner
      Pages 309-321
    10. C. Marisa R. Almeida, Nazaré Couto, Hugo Ribeiro, Ana Paula Mucha, Adriano Bordalo, M. Clara Basto et al.
      Pages 323-331
    11. E. Suchart Upatham, Maleeya Kruatrachue, Prayad Pokethitiyook, Thanawan Panich-Pat, Guy R. Lanza
      Pages 333-342
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 343-348

About this book


This text details the plant-assisted remediation  method, “phytoremediation”, which involves the interaction of plant roots and associated rhizospheric microorganisms for the remediation of soil and water contaminated with high levels of metals, pesticides, solvents, radionuclides, explosives, nutrients, crude oil, organic compounds and various other contaminants. Each chapter highlights and compares the beneficial and economical alternatives of phytoremediation to currently practiced soil and water removal and burial practices.

This book covers state of the art approaches in phytoremediation written by leading and eminent scientists from around the globe. Phytoremediation: Management of Environmental Contaminants, Volume 1 supplies its readers with a multidisciplinary understanding in the principal and practical approaches of phytoremediation from laboratory research to field application.


Microbial Community Phytoengineering Phytoremediation Soil Pollution Soil Remediation

Editors and affiliations

  • Abid A. Ansari
    • 1
  • Sarvajeet Singh Gill
    • 2
  • Ritu Gill
    • 3
  • Guy R. Lanza
    • 4
  • Lee Newman
    • 5
  1. 1.Dept. of Biology, Faculty of ScienceUniversity of TabukTabukSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Centre for BiotechnologyMD UniversityRohtakIndia
  3. 3.Centre for BiotechnologyMD UniversityRohtakIndia
  4. 4.Aquatic Ecology and Microbiology, Department of Environmental and Forest BiologySUNY - College of Environmental Science and ForestrySyracuseUSA
  5. 5.Biotechnology and Phytoremediation, Department of Environmental and Forest BiologySUNY - College of Environmental Science and ForestrySyracuseUSA

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