© 2017

Enhancing Cleanup of Environmental Pollutants

Volume 1: Biological Approaches

  • Naser A. Anjum
  • Sarvajeet Singh Gill
  • Narendra Tuteja
  • Demonstrates the role of plants and microbes in improving soil fertility and function

  • Assists members of the environmental and plant sciences community to keep abreast of developments in terrestrial pollutant minimization

  • Summarizes key recent research on biological approaches employed for cleanup of polluted soils


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Naser A. Anjum, Sarvajeet Singh Gill, Narendra Tuteja
    Pages 1-4
  3. Arturo Aburto-Medina, Mohamed Taha, Esmaeil Shahsavari, Andrew S. Ball
    Pages 5-20
  4. Esmaeil Shahsavari, Gregory Poi, Arturo Aburto-Medina, Nagalakshmi Haleyur, Andrew S. Ball
    Pages 21-41
  5. Fabián Fernández-Luqueño, Fernando López-Valdez, Cesar R. Sarabia-Castillo, Selvia García-Mayagoitia, Sergio R. Pérez-Ríos
    Pages 43-64
  6. Muhammad Arslan, Inaam Ullah, Jochen A. Müller, Naeem Shahid, Muhammad Afzal
    Pages 65-99
  7. H. Cortez, A. Ballester, F. González, M. L. Blázquez, J. A. Muñoz
    Pages 169-186
  8. Luís A. B. Novo, Viviani C. Onishi, Cassiano A. R. Bernardino, Eduardo Ferreira da Silva
    Pages 215-230
  9. Martina Grifoni, Gianniantonio Petruzzelli, Meri Barbafieri, Irene Rosellini, Francesca Pedron
    Pages 231-260
  10. Raluca-Maria Hlihor, Laura-Carmen Apostol, Maria Gavrilescu
    Pages 289-315
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 317-327

About this book


This two-volume work is an effort to provide a common platform to environmental engineers, microbiologists, chemical scientists, plant physiologists and molecular biologists working with a common aim of sustainable solutions to varied environmental contamination issues. Chapters explore biological and non-biological strategies to minimize environmental pollution. Highly readable entries attempt to close the knowledge gap between plant - microbial associations and environmental remediation.

Volume 1 focuses on important concepts such as biological remediation strategies to enhance soil quality at contaminated sites; synergistic influences of tolerant plants and rhizospheric microbial strains on the remediation of pesticide contaminated soil, and the role of plant types such as hyperaccumulator plants in the cleanup of polluted soils. Readers will discover mechanisms and underlying natural inherent traits of various plants and microbes for tolerating, excluding, remediating, accumulating, or metabolizing a variety of pollutants.


pesticide contaminated soils phytoremediation PAH polluted soils mineralization of organic contaminants mine tailings fly ash dump sites petroleum hydrocrabons organic micropollutants biosorption and bioaccumulation mycorrhizas Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria

Editors and affiliations

  • Naser A. Anjum
    • 1
  • Sarvajeet Singh Gill
    • 2
  • Narendra Tuteja
    • 3
  1. 1.CESAM-Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies, Department of ChemistryUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal
  2. 2.Stress Physiology and Molecular Biology LaboratoryCentre for Biotechnology, Maharshi Dayanand UniversityRohtakIndia
  3. 3.Amity Institute of Microbial TechnologyAmity UniversityNoidaIndia

About the editors

Naser A. Anjum is a researcher at CESAM-Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies & Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro, Portugal. 

Dr. Sarvajeet S. Gill is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Biotechnology, Maharshi Dayanand University in Haryana, India.

Dr. Narendra Tuteja is a Professor and Director of Amity Institute of Microbial Technology (AIMT), Amity University in Uttar Pradesh, India. 

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