Applied Bioremediation and Phytoremediation / Edition 1

Applied Bioremediation and Phytoremediation / Edition 1

by Ajay Singh
     
 

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ISBN-10: 3642059082

ISBN-13: 9783642059087

Pub. Date: 05/26/2011

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783642059087
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
05/26/2011
Series:
Soil Biology Series, #1
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2004
Pages:
281
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

1 Soil Bioremediation and Phytoremediation — An Overview

Owen Ward and Ajay Singh

2 Biodegradation and Bioremediation of Petroleum Pollutants in Soil

Michael H. Huesmann

3 Bioremediation of Pesticide-Contaminated Soils

Ramesh C. Kuhad, Atul K. Johri, Ajay Singh and Owen P. Ward

4 Biodegradation and Bioremediation of Explosives

Jian-Shen Zhao, Diane Fournier, Sonia Thiboutot, Guy Ampleman and Jalal Hawari

5 Biological Treatment of Metallic Pollutants

Brendlyn D. Faison

6 Phytoremediation of Persistent Organic Contaminants in the Environment

Saleema Saleh, Xiao-Dong Huang, Bruce M. Greenberg and Bernard R. Glick

7 Phytoremediation of Metals and Inorganic Pollutants

Tomas Macek, Daniela Pavlikova and Martina Mackova

8 Remediation of Organic Pollutants Through Natural Attenuation

Serge Delisle and Charles W. Greer

9 Evaluation of Current Soil Bioremediation Technologies

Owen P. Ward and Ajay Singh

10 Bioremediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbon-Polluted Soils in Extreme Temperature Environments

Rosa Margesin

11 Innovative Methods for the Bioremediation of Air Contaminants

Zarook Shareefdeen

12 Risk-Based Remediation of Contaminated Soil

Tahir Husain

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