Applied Bioremediation and Phytoremediation

  • Ajay Singh
  • Owen P. Ward

Part of the Soil Biology book series (SOILBIOL, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Owen P. Ward, Ajay Singh
    Pages 1-12
  3. Ramesh C. Kuhad, Atul K. Johri, Ajay Singh, Owen P. Ward
    Pages 35-54
  4. Jian-Shen Zhao, Diane Fournier, Sonia Thiboutot, Guy Ampleman, Jalal Hawari
    Pages 55-80
  5. Brendlyn D. Faison
    Pages 81-113
  6. Saleema Saleh, Xiao-Dong Huang, Bruce M. Greenberg, Bernard R. Glick
    Pages 115-134
  7. Tomas Macek, Daniela Pavlikova, Martina Mackova
    Pages 135-157
  8. Serge Delisle, Charles W. Greer
    Pages 159-186
  9. Owen P. Ward, Ajay Singh
    Pages 187-214
  10. Tahir Husain
    Pages 255-275
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 277-281

About this book



The production of a vast array of chemicals, especially petroleum compounds during the last century, has caused a serious deterioration in environmental quality. In this context, one major threat is posed by the continually expanding areas of contaminated soils and sediments.

Biotechnological methods based on the biodegradation of environmental pollutants or phytoremediation of persistent organic contaminants and metals are being developed. Bioremediation has now been used successfully to remediate many petroleum-contaminated sites. However, there are as yet no commercial technologies commonly used to remediate the most recalcitrant contaminants, such as explosives, pesticides and metallic pollutants. Nevertheless, bioremediation is a rapidly advancing field and new bio-based remedial technologies are continuing to emerge. For this volume, a number of experts from universities, government laboratories and industry, have contributed chapters on innovative methods in bioremediation and phytoremediation.


Bioremediation Filtration biodegradation contaminants contaminated sites environment industry natural attenuation pesticide phytoremediation soil pollutants

Editors and affiliations

  • Ajay Singh
    • 1
  • Owen P. Ward
    • 2
  1. 1.Petrozyme Technologies Inc.GuelphCanada
  2. 2.Department of BiologyUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05908-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-05794-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1613-3382
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-4831
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