Biomanagement of Metal-Contaminated Soils

  • Mohammad Saghir Khan
  • Almas Zaidi
  • Reeta Goel
  • Javed Musarrat

Part of the Environmental Pollution book series (EPOL, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Ali Seid Mohammed, Anil Kapri, Reeta Goel
    Pages 1-28
  3. Anthea Johnson, Naresh Singhal, Marya Hashmatt
    Pages 29-63
  4. Reda Abd El-Aziz Ibrahim Abou-Shanab
    Pages 65-94
  5. Eloísa Pajuelo, Ignacio David Rodríguez-Llorente, Alejandro Lafuente, Miguel Ángel Caviedes
    Pages 95-123
  6. Alessio Mengoni, Francesco Pini, Marco Bazzicalupo
    Pages 167-181
  7. Shweta Saraswat, Jai Prakash Narain Rai
    Pages 225-240
  8. Bhoomika Saluja, Abhishek Gupta, Reeta Goel
    Pages 257-275
  9. Nilanjana Das, Lazar Mathew
    Pages 297-321
  10. Javed Musarrat, Almas Zaidi, Mohammad Saghir Khan, Maqsood Ahmad Siddiqui, Abdulaziz A. Al-Khedhairy
    Pages 323-342
  11. Cristina M. Monteiro, Paula M. L. Castro, F. Xavier Malcata
    Pages 365-385
  12. Pavel Kotrba, Martina Mackova, Tomas Macek
    Pages 409-438
  13. K. K. I. U. Aruna Kumara
    Pages 439-457
  14. Claudia S. Benimeli, Marta A. Polti, Virginia H. Albarracín, Carlos M. Abate, María J. Amoroso
    Pages 459-477
  15. Almas Zaidi, Mohammad Oves, Ees Ahmad, Mohammad Saghir Khan
    Pages 479-494
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 495-515

About this book


Heavy-metal contamination is one of the world's major environmental problems, posing significant risks to agro-ecosystems. However, conventional technologies for metal-contaminated soil remediation have often been expensive and disruptive.


This book provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art coverage of the natural, sustainable alternatives that use a wide range of biological materials in the removal/detoxification of heavy metals, consequently leading to the improvement of crops in these soils.  Novel, environmentally friendly and inexpensive solutions are presented based on a sound understanding of metal contamination and the roles of plants and microbes in the management of these toxic soils.


Written by more than forty worldwide experts drawing on their wealth of experience in this field, the book provides not only the necessary scientific background but also addresses the challenging questions that require special attention in order to better understand metal toxicity in soils and its management through bioremediation.


This book will be of interest to a wide range of students/researchers/practitioners specializing in the areas of environmental microbiology, soil pollution, sustainable development, crop science, soil biology, and related disciplines.  It will be especially useful to anyone engaged in identifying metal-contamination problems and trying to solve them through the application of natural and inexpensive biological materials.


Bioremediation Heavy-metal contamination Heavy-metal signaling Phytoremediation Soil management

Editors and affiliations

  • Mohammad Saghir Khan
    • 1
  • Almas Zaidi
    • 2
  • Reeta Goel
    • 3
  • Javed Musarrat
    • 4
  1. 1.Fac. Agricultural Sciences, Dept. Agricultural MicrobiologyAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhIndia
  2. 2.Fac. Agricultural Sciences, Dept. Agricultural MicrobiologyAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhIndia
  3. 3., Department of MicrobiologyGovind Ballabh Pant University of AgricuPantnagarIndia
  4. 4., Department of ZoologyKing Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia

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