Management of Environmental Contaminants, Volume 6

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Phytoremediation Applications: An Update

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Frank Sleegers, Matthew Hisle
      Pages 3-20
    3. A. P. Pinto, A. de Varennes, C. M. B. Dias, M. E. Lopes
      Pages 21-87
  3. Phytoremediation Applications for Contaminated Soils

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. G. Petruzzelli, M. Grifoni, M. Barbafieri, I. Rosellini, F. Pedron
      Pages 91-112
    3. Fabrizio Pietrini, Valentina Iori, Lucia Pietrosanti, Laura Passatore, Maria Clara Zuin, Rita Aromolo et al.
      Pages 113-131
  4. Phytoremediation Applications for Contaminated Waters

  5. Phytoremediation and Microbial Applications

  6. Phytoremediation Applications of Organic Contaminants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Hassan El-Ramady, Tarek Alshaal, Nevien Elhawat, Eman El-Nahrawy, Alaa El-Dein Omara, Sahar El-Nahrawy et al.
      Pages 235-264
  7. Specialized Plant Species for Phytoremediation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265
    2. Mirosław Mleczek, Monika Gąsecka, Janina Kaniuczak, Piotr Goliński, Małgorzata Szostek, Zuzanna Magdziak et al.
      Pages 267-295
    3. Elena Masarovičová, Katarína Kráľová
      Pages 319-373
  8. Nano-phytoremediation Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 375-375
    2. Alfreda Ogochukwu Nwadinigwe, Emmanuel Chibuzor Ugwu
      Pages 377-382
    3. Akansha Srivastav, Krishna Kumar Yadav, Sunita Yadav, Neha Gupta, Jitendra Kumar Singh, Ravi Katiyar et al.
      Pages 383-401
    4. Madhulika Bhati, Radhika Rai
      Pages 441-452
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 465-476

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 contaminated with high levels of metals, pesticides, solvents, radionuclides, explosives, crude oil, organic compounds and various other contaminants. Many chapters highlight and compare the efficiency and economic advantages of phytoremediation to currently practiced soil and water treatment practices.

Volume 6 of Phytoremediation: Management of Environmental Contaminants continues the series. Taken together, the six volumes provide a broad–based global synopsis of the current applications of phytoremediation using plants and the microbial communities associated with their roots to decontaminate terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. 


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.Faculty of Science, Department of BiologyUniversity of TabukTabukSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Centre for BiotechnologyMaharshi Dayanand UniversityRohtakIndia
  3. 3.Centre for BiotechnologyMaharshi Dayanand UniversityRohtakIndia
  4. 4.College of Environmental Science and Forestry, State University of New YorkSyracuseUSA
  5. 5.College of Environmental Science and Forestry, State University of New YorkSyracuseUSA

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