Phytoremediation of Metal-Contaminated Soils / Edition 1

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This is the first book aimed at developing a common language among scientists working in the field of Phytoremediation. Authors of the main chapters are leading scientists in this field: some of them were among the first to have suggested the use of hyperaccumulator plants for extraction of metals from soils. Members of an EU funded research project on the feasibility of phytoextraction of metals (PHYTOREM project) from contaminated soils were also among the lecturers. Manuscripts based on the lectures presented at the ASI were revised to take into account ASI participants' comments and suggestions, and went through a round of peer review and editing. Discussion summaries and practical recommendations, emanating from the working group and round table discussions, are provided in separate chapters at the end of the book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402046865
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 5/17/2006
  • Series: Nato Science Series: IV: (closed), #68
  • Edition description: 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 346
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Why remediate? 1
Ch. 2 Hyperaccumulation of trace elements by plants 25
Ch. 3 Plant accumulation capacity for potentially toxic elements 53
Ch. 4 Genetically modified plants with improved properties for phytoremediation purposes 85
Ch. 5 Phytostabilisation of metal-contaminated sites 109
Ch. 6 Phytomanagement of radioactively contaminated sites 191
Ch. 7 Phytomanagement of industrially-contaminated sites using trees 229
Ch. 8 Factors limiting efficiency of phytoextraction at multi-metal contaminated sites 241
Ch. 9 Litavka river alluvium as a model area heavily polluted with potentially risk elements 267
Ch. 10 Plant uptake of radiocaesium - potential for remediate radiopolluted soils 299
Ch. 11 Study of Cd accumulation by Thlaspi caerulescens under presence of glucuronic acid containing exopolysaccharide 307
Ch. 12 Sunflower growth and tolerance to arsenic is increased by the rhizospheric bacteria pseudomonas fluorescens 315
Ch. 13 Natural zeolites effect on heavy metals immobilization in soil 319
Ch. 14 The arsenic-phytoremedation potential of genetically modified pseudomonas spp 327
Ch. 15 Round table discussion : sustainable management of natural plant resources for phytoremediation 335
Ch. 16 Working group discussion : the efficiency and viability of phytoremediation 343
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