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Detoxification of Heavy Metals

  • Each chapter provides a general review on recent developments and priorities for future research and applications

  • With contributions written by leading international authorities

  • A valuable source of information for scientists in soil ecology, environmental sciences, plant physiology and metal biochemistry

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Soil Biology (SOILBIOL, volume 30)

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Table of contents (22 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Detoxification of Heavy Metals: State of Art

    • Jyoti Agrawal, Irena Sherameti, Ajit Varma
    Pages 1-34
  3. Plants in Heavy Metal Soils

    • Hermann Bothe
    Pages 35-57
  4. Progress in Phytoremediating Heavy-Metal Contaminated Soils

    • Shao Hongbo, Chu Liye, Xu Gang, Yan Kun, Zhang Lihua, Sun Junna
    Pages 73-90
  5. Plant Taxonomy and Metal Phytoremediation

    • Stanislaw W. Gawronski, Maria Greger, Helena Gawronska
    Pages 91-109
  6. Reclamation of Contaminated Mine Ponds Using Marble Wastes, Organic Amendments, and Phytoremediation

    • Dora M. Carmona, Raúl Zornoza, Ángel Faz, Silvia Martínez-Martínez, Jose A. Acosta
    Pages 111-128
  7. The Role of Membrane Transport in the Detoxification and Accumulation of Zinc in Plants

    • Miki Kawachi, Yoshihiro Kobae, Rie Tomioka, Masayoshi Maeshima
    Pages 129-142
  8. Initial Steps of Copper Detoxification: Outside and Inside of the Plant Cell

    • Valentina P. Kholodova, Elena M. Ivanova, Vladimir V. Kuznetsov
    Pages 143-167
  9. Arsenic Tolerance and Detoxification Mechanisms in Plants

    • Dharmendra K. Gupta, Sudhakar Srivastava, H. G. Huang, Maria C. Romero-Puertas, Luisa M. Sandalio
    Pages 169-179
  10. Microbial Remediation of Arsenic Contaminated Soil

    • Tapan Jyoti Purakayastha
    Pages 221-260
  11. Sulfur Metabolism as a Support System for Plant Heavy Metal Tolerance

    • Laura A. Hardulak, Mary L. Preuss, Joseph M. Jez
    Pages 289-301
  12. Cd(II)-Activated Synthesis of Phytochelatins

    • Etsuro Yoshimura
    Pages 303-316
  13. Role of Aquatic Macrophytes in Biogeochemical Cycling of Heavy Metals, Relevance to Soil-Sediment Continuum Detoxification and Ecosystem Health

    • Przemysław Malec, Beata Mysliwa-Kurdziel, M. N. V. Prasad, Andrzej Waloszek, Kazimierz Strzałka
    Pages 345-368
  14. Role of Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria and Fungi in Heavy Metal Detoxification

    • Sema Camci Cetin, Ayten Karaca, Ridvan Kizilkaya, Oguz Can Turgay
    Pages 369-388

About this book

Heavy metals are severe environmental pollutants, and many of them are toxic even at very low concentrations. With industrial development, soil pollution with heavy metal elements have dramatically increased. The uptake of heavy metals via plants that are exposed to contaminated soils is a risk for human health and a major hazard for the ecosystem as a whole, including soil microorganisms. On the other hand, plants may be used in the decontamination of soils.

The topics presented in this book include: sources of heavy metals contaminants in soils; plant species that can grow on contaminated soils; the phytoremediation of contaminated soils; tolerance, accumulation and detoxification mechanisms of zinc, copper, arsenic, cadmium and vanadium in plants; the critical role of sulfur metabolism in heavy metal tolerance; the role of aquatic macrophytes, plant growth-promoting bacteria, sugar crops and earthworms in detoxification; and heavy metal stabilization by promoting zeolite synthesis in soils.

Keywords

  • Contaminated soils
  • Metal accumulation in plants
  • Phytoremediation
  • Soil pollution

Editors and Affiliations

  • , Inst. Allgemeine Botanik u. Pflanzenphys, Universität Jena, Jena, Germany

    Irena Sherameti

  • Amity Institute of Microbial Sciences, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida, India

    Ajit Varma

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eBook USD 179.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-642-21408-0
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  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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Softcover Book USD 229.99
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Hardcover Book USD 279.99
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