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Phytoremediation of Contaminated Soil and Water - Norman Terry

Phytoremediation of Contaminated Soil and Water

By: Norman Terry (Editor), Gary S. Banuelos (Editor)

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Published: 1st January 2000
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Phytoremediation is an exciting, new technology that utilizes metal-accumulating plants to rid soil of heavy metal and radionuclides. Hyperaccumulation plants are an appealing and economical alternative to current methods of soil recovery. Phytoremediation of Contaminated Soil and Water is the most thorough literary examination of the subject available today.
The successful implementation of phytoremediation depends on identifying plant material that is well adapted to specific toxic sites. Gentle remediation is then applied in situ, or at the contamination site. No soil excavation or transport is necessary. This severely contains the potential risk of the pollutants entering the food chain. And it's cost effective.
The progress of modern man has created many sites contaminated with heavy metals. The effected land is toxic to plants and animals , which creates considerable public interest in remediation. But the commonly used remedies are ex situ, which poses an expensive dilemma and an even greater threat. Phytoremediation offers the prospect of a cheaper and healthier way to deal with this problem. Read Phytoremediation of Contaminated Soil and Water to learn just how far this burgeoning technology has developed.

"Those working in the field will find this book to be an important compilation of current work. The editors and authors have made a significant contribution to the field by making these papers available in this form." --Larry E. Erickson, in Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol. 74, No. 3 Promo Copy

Field Demonstrations of Phytoremediation of Lead-Contaminated Soilsp. 1
Phytoremediation by Constructed Wetlandsp. 13
Factors Influencing Field Phytoremediation of Selenium-Laden Soilsp. 41
Remediation of Selenium-Polluted Soils and Waters by Phytovolatilizationp. 61
Metal Hyperaccumulator Plants: A Review of the Ecology and Physiology of a Biological Resource for Phytoremediation of Metal-Polluted Soilsp. 85
Potential for Phytoextraction of Zinc and Cadmium from Soils Using Hyperaccumulator Plantsp. 109
Improving Metal Hyperaccumulator Wild Plants to Develop Commercial Phytoextraction Systems: Approaches and Progressp. 129
Physiology of Zn Hyperacumulation in Thlaspi caerulescensp. 159
Metal-Specific Patterns of Tolerance, Uptake, and Transport of Heavy Metals in Hyperaccumulating and Nonhyperaccumulating Metallophytesp. 171
The Role of Root Exudates in Nickel Hyperaccumulation and Tolerance in Accumulator and Nonaccumulator Species of Thlaspip. 189
Engineered Phytoremediation of Mercury Pollution in Soil and Water Using Bacterial Genesp. 201
Metal Tolerance in Plants: The Role of Phytochelatins and Metallothioneinsp. 221
The Genetics of Metal Tolerance and Accumulation in Higher Plantsp. 235
Ecological Genetics and the Evolution of Trace Element Hyperaccumulation in Plantsp. 251
The Role of Bacteria in the Phytoremediation of Heavy Metalsp. 265
Microphyte-Mediated Selenium Biogeochemistry and Its Role in In Situ Selenium Bioremediationp. 283
In Situ Gentic Remediation Measures for Heavy Metal-Polluted Soilsp. 303
In Situ Metal Immobilization and Phytostabilization of Contaminated Soilsp. 323
Phytoextraction and Phytostabilization: Technical, Economic, and Regulatory Considerations of the Soil-Lead Issuep. 359
Indexp. 377
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ISBN: 9781566704502
ISBN-10: 1566704502
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 1st January 2000
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.03 x 16.36  x 2.97
Weight (kg): 0.75
Edition Number: 1