Phytoremediation : Methods and Reviews

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This book presents the most innovative recent methodological developments in phytoremediation research, and outlines a variety of the contexts in which phytoremediation has begun to be applied. A significant portion is devoted to groundbreaking methods for the production of plants that are able to degrade, take up, or tolerate the effects of pollutants. The book adopts a multidisciplinary approach to the examination of principles and practices of more

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  • Hardback | 478 pages
  • 160 x 236.2 x 33mm | 907.2g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2007 ed.
  • 32 Tables, black and white; 67 Illustrations, black and white; XVI, 478 p. 67 illus.
  • 1588295419
  • 9781588295415

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PHYTOREMEDIATION - Methods and Reviews Table of Contents I. METHODS: MANIPULATING PHENOTYPES AND EXPLOITING BIODIVERSITY 1. Genetic Engineering of Plants for Phytoremediation of Polychlorinated Biphenyls Shigenori Sonoki, Satoru Fujihiro, and Shin Hisamatsu 2. Increasing Plant Tolerance to Metals in the Environment Jennifer C. Stearns, Saleh Shah and Bernard R. Glick 3. Using Quantitative Trait Loci Analysis to Select Plants for Altered Radionuclide Accumulation Katharine A. Payne, Helen C. Bowen, John P. Hammond, Corrina R. Hampton, Philip J. White and Martin R. Broadley 4. Detoxification of Soil Phenolic Pollutants by Plant Secretory Enzyme Guo-Dong Wang and Xiao-Ya Chen 5. Using RT-PCR to Quantify Gene Expression in Plants Exposed to Radioactivity Yu-Jin Heinekamp and Neil Willey 6. Plant Phylogeny and the Remediation of Persistent Organic Pollutants Jason C. White and Barbara A. Zeeb 7. Producing Mycorrhizal Inoculum for Phytoremediation Abdul Khan 8. Implementing Phytoremediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons Chris Collins 9. Uptake, Assimilation and Novel Metabolism of NO2 in Plants Misa Takahashi, Toshiyuki Matsubara, Atsushi Sakamoto and Hiromichi Morikawa II. METHODS: MANIPULATING CONTAMINANT AVAILABILITY AND DEVELOPING RESEARCH TOOLS 10. Testing the Manipulation of Soil Availability of Heavy Metals Fernando Madrid-Diaz and M.B. Kirkham 11. Testing Amendments for Increasing Soil Availability of Radionuclides Nick Watt 12. Using Electrodics to Aid Mobilisation of Lead in Soil David Butcher 13. Stable Isotope Methods for Estimating the Labile Metal Content of Soils Andy Midwood 14. In Vitro Hairy Root Cultures as a Tool for Phytoremediation Research Cecilia G. Flocco and Ana M. Giulietti 15. Sectored Planters for Phytoremediation Studies Chung-Shih Tang 16. Phytoremediation With Living Aquatic Plants: Development and Modeling of Experimental Observations Steve Sternberg 17. Near Infra-Red Spectroscopy: Methodology and Potential for Predicting Trace Elements in Plants Rafael Font, Mercedes del Rio-Celestino and Antonio de Haro-Bailon III. REVIEWS: CURRENT RESEARCH TOPICS IN PHYTOREMEDIATION 18. Using Hydroponic Bioreactors to Assess Phytoremediation Potential for Perchlorate Valentine Nzengung 19. Using Plant Phylogeny to Predict Plant Detoxification of Triazine Herbicides Sylvie Marcacci and Jean-Paul Schwitzguebel 20. Exploiting Plant Metabolism for Phytoremediation of Organic Xenobiotics Peter Schroder 21. Searching for Genes Involved In Metal Tolerance, Uptake and Transport Piia V.H. Hassinen, Arja I. Tervahauta and Sirpa O. Karenlampi, 22. Manipulating Soil Metal Availability Using EDTA and Low Molecular Weight Organic Acids Longhua Wu, Yongming Luo and Jing Song 23. Soils Contaminated With Radionuclides - Some Insights for Phytoextraction of Inorganics Neil Willey 24. Assessing Plants for Phytoremediation of Arsenic Contaminated Soils Nandita Singh and Lena Q Ma Part IV. REVIEWS: CONTEXTS AND UTILISATION OF PHYTOREMEDIATION 25. Phytoremediation in China -1. Inorganics Shirong Tang 26. Phytoremediation in China - 2. Organics Shirong Tang and Cehui Mo, 27. Phytoremediation of As Contaminated Soil in China Chen Tong-Bin, Liao Xiao-Yong, Huang Ze-Chun, Lei Mei, Li Wen-Xue, Mo Liang-Yu, An Zhi-Zhuang, Wei Chao-Yang, Xiao Xi-Yuan, Xie Hua 28. Phytoremediation in Portugal - Present and Future Cristina Nabais, Susana C. Goncalves and Helena Freitas 29. Phytoremediation in Russia Yelena V. Lyubun and Dmitry N. Tychinin 30. Phytoremediation in India MNV Prasad, 31. Phytoremediation in New Zealand/Australia Brett Robinson and Chrisshow more

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