Soil Remediation and Plants
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Soil Remediation and Plants : Prospects and Challenges

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The soil is being contaminated continuously by a large number of pollutants. Among them, heavy metals are an exclusive group of toxicants because they are stable and difficult to disseminate into non-toxic forms. The ever-increasing concentrations of such pollutants in the soil are considered serious threats toward everyone's health and the environment. Many techniques are used to clean, eliminate, obliterate or sequester these hazardous pollutants from the soil. However, these techniques can be costly, labor intensive, and often disquieting.

Phytoremediation is a simple, cost effective, environmental friendly and fast-emerging new technology for eliminating toxic heavy metals and other related soil pollutants. Soil Remediation and Plants provides a common platform for biologists, agricultural engineers, environmental scientists, and chemists, working with a common aim of finding sustainable solutions to various environmental issues. The book provides an overview of ecosystem approaches and phytotechnologies and their cumulative significance in relation to solving various environmental problems.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 752 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0128100672
  • 9780128100677

Table of contents

Soil Remediation and Plants, 1e Soil Contamination with Metals: Sources, Types and Implications Phytoremediation: A Promising Strategy on the Crossroads of Remediation Phytoremediation: Mechanisms and Adaptations Phytoremediation: An Eco-Friendly Green Technology for Pollution Prevention, Control and Remediation Recent Trends and Approaches in Phytoremediation Evaluation of Four Plant Species for Phytoremediation of Copper - Contaminated Soil Role of Phytoremediation in Radioactive Waste Treatment Plant-Microbe Interactions in Phytoremediation Soil Pollution in Turkey and Remediation Methods Soil Pollution Status and its Remediation in Nepal Transfer of Heavy Metals and Radionuclides from Soil to Vegetables and Plants in Bangladesh Remediating Cadmium Contaminated Soils by Growing Grain Crops using Inorganic Amendments Phytoremediation of Pb Contaminated Soils using Synthetic Chelates Spatial Mapping of Metal Contaminated Soils Arsenic Toxicity in Plants and Possible Remediation Phytoremediation of Metal Contaminated Soils using Organic Amendments: Prospectus and Challenges Soil Contamination, Remediation and Plants, Prospects and Challenges Improving of Phytoremediation of Soil Polluted with Oil Hydrocarbons in Georgia Remediation of Cd Contaminated Soils: Perspectives and Advancements Phyto-Remediation of Radioactive Contaminated Soils Heavy Metal Accumulation in Serpentine Flora of Mersin-Findikpinari, (Turkey) - Role of Ethylenediamine Tetraacetic Acid in Facilitating Extraction of Nickel Phytomanagement of Padaeng Zinc Mine Waste, Mae Sot district, Tak Province, Thailand Effect of Pig Slurry Application on Soil Organic Carbon
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