Trace Elements in the Environment: Biogeochemistry, Biotechnology, and Bioremediation

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New analytical techniques have enhanced current understanding of the behavior of trace and ultratrace elements in the biogeochemical cycling, chemical speciation, bioavailability, bioaccumulation, and as applied to the phytoremediation of contaminated soils. Addressing worldwide regulatory, scientific, and environmental issues, Trace Elements in the Environment explores these frontiers, including biotechnological aspects of metal-binding proteins and peptides and phytoremediation strategies using trees, grasses, crop plants, aquatics, and risks to ecological and human health. Discussing trace elements in the holistic environment, this book covers advances in state-of-the-art analytical techniques, molecular biotechology, and contemporary biotechnology that enhances knowledge of the behavior of trace elements in the biogeosphere and at the cellular and molecular level.

The editors and their hand-picked panel of contributors provide authoritative coverage of trace elements in the environment. They highlight cutting-edge applications of emerging strategies and technologies to the problems of trace elements in the environment. The editors discuss emerging areas such as bacterial biosorption of trace elements, processes, and applications of electroremediation of heavy metals-contaminated soils, application of novel nanoporous sorbents for the removal of heavy metals, metalloids, and radionuclides. The book focuses on the effects of increasing levels of trace elements on ecological and human health, evaluates the effectiveness of methods of phytoremediation, and covers risk assessment, pathways, and trace element toxicity.

Containing more than 150 illustrations, tables, photographs, and equations, the book's coverage spans the entire body of knowledge available about how and why plants interact with metals and other trace elements.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566706858
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Pages: 744
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Coal Fly Ash Application to Soils and its Effect on Boron Availability to Plants, T. Matsi and C.D. Tsadilas

Bioavailability of Trace Elements in Relation to Root Modification in the Rhizosphere, I.K. Mitsios and N.G. Danalatos

Availability of Heavy Metals Applied to Soil through Sewage Sludge, V. Antoniadis, C.D. Tsadilas, V. Samaras, and J. Sgouras

Influence of Fly Ash Application on Heavy Metal Forms and Their Availability, C.D. Tsadilas, E. Tsantila, S. Stamatiadis, V. Antoniadis, and V. Samaras

Arsenic Concentration and Bioavailability in Soils as a Function of Soil Properties: A Florida Case Study, D. Sarkar and R. Datta

Solubility, Mobility, and Bioaccumulation of Trace Elements: Abiotic Processes in the Rhizosphere, B. Robinson, N. Bolan, S. Mahimairaja, and B. Clothier

Appraisal of Fluoride Contamination of Groundwater through Multivariate Analysis: Case Study, S. Tripathy, M.K. Panigrahi, and N. Kundu

Geochemical Processes Governing Trace Elements in CBNG-Produced Water, K.J. Reddy, Q.D. Skinner, and B.H. Hulin

Temporal Trends of Inorganic Elements in Kentucky Lake Sediments, B.G. Loganathan, C. Alexander, I-L. Chien, and K.S. Sajwan

Chemical Association of Trace Elements in Soils Amended with Biosolids: Comparison of Two Biosolids, K.S. Sajwan, S. Paramasivam, A.K. Alva, and J. Afolabi

Microbial Genomics as an Integrated Tool for Developing Biosensors for Toxic Trace Elements in the Environment, R. Chakraborty and P. Roy

Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Heavy Metals: Tolerance Mechanisms and Potential Use in Bioremediation, M. del Carmen Angeles González Chávez, J, Vangronsveld, J, Colpaert, and C, Leyval

Role of Arbuscular Mycorrhiza and Associated Microorganisms in Phytoremediation of Heavy Metal-Polluted Sites, K. Turnau, A. Jurkiewicz, G. Lingua, J.M. Barea, and V. Gianinazzi-Pearson

Plant Metallothionein Genes and Genetic Engineering for the Cleanup of Toxic Trace Elements, M.N.V. Prasad

"Metallomics" - a Multidisciplinary Metal-Assisted Functional Biogeochemistry: Scope and Limitations, M.N.V. Prasad

Detoxification/Defense Mechanisms in Metal-Exposed Plants, B.P. Shaw, M.N.V. Prasad, V.K. Jha, and B.B. Sahu

Bacterial Biosorption of Trace Elements, K.-W. Kim and S.-Y. Kang

Electroremediation of Heavy Metal-Contaminated Soils -Processes and Applications, A.B. Ribeiro and J.M. Rodríguez-Maroto

Application of Novel Nanoporous Sorbents for the Removal of Heavy Metals, Metalloids, and Radionuclides, S.V. Mattigod, G.E. Fryxell, K.E. Parker, and Y. Lin

Phytoremediation Technologies Using Trees, I.D. Pulford and N.M. Dickinson

Stabilization, Remediation, and Integrated Management of Metal-Contaminated Ecosystems by Grasses (Poaceae), M.N.V. Prasad

Physiology of Lead Accumulation and Tolerance in a Lead-Accumulating Plant (Sesbania drummondii), N. Sharma and S. Sahi

Temperate Weeds in Russia: Sentinels for Monitoring Trace Element Pollution and Possible Application in Phytoremediation, D.I. Bashmakov, A.S. Lukatkin, and M.N.V. Prasad

Biogeochemical Cycling of Trace Elements by Aquatic and Wetland Plants: Relevance to Phytoremediation, M.N.V. Prasad, Maria Greger, and P. Aravind

Metal-Tolerant Plants: Biodiversity Prospecting for Phytoremediation Technology, M.N.V. Prasad and H. Freitas

Trace Elements in Plants and Soils of Abandoned Mines in Portugal: Significance for Phytomanagement and Biogeochemical Prospecting, M.N.V. Prasad, J. Pratas, and H. Freitas

Plants That Accumulate and/or Exclude Toxic Trace Elements, M.N.V. Prasad

Phytoremediation of Trace Element Contaminated Soil with Cereal Crops: Role of Fertilizers and Bacteria on Bioavailability, I. Shtangeeva

Phytomanagement of Radioactively Contaminated Sites, H. Vandenhove

Cadmium and Zinc Phytoextraction by Willows: Efficiency and Limitations, C. Keller

Risk Assessment, Pathways, and Trace Element Toxicity of Sewage Sludge-Amended Agroforestry and Soils, K. Chandra Sekhar and M.N.V. Prasad

Trophic Transfer of Trace Elements and Associated Human Health Effects, A. Love and C.R. Babu

Trace Metal Accumulation, Movement, and Remediation in Soils Receiving Animal Manure, K.R. Sistani and J.M. Novak

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