Radionuclide Contamination and Remediation Through Plants

Editors: Gupta, Dharmendra Kumar, Walther, Clemens (Eds.)

  • Focuses on the mechanistic (microscopic) understanding of radionuclide uptake by plants in contaminated soils and potential use of phytoremediation
  • State-of-the-art contents on radionuclide toxicity in plants
  • With contributions by international experts
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This book focuses on the mechanistic (microscopic) understanding of radionuclide uptake by plants in contaminated soils and potential use of phytoremediation. The key features concern radionuclide toxicity in plants, how the radioactive materials are absorbed by plants, and how the plants cope with the toxic responses. The respective chapters examine soil classification, natural plant selection, speciation of actinides, kinetic modeling, and case studies on cesium uptake after radiation accidents.

Radionuclide contaminants pose serious problems for biological systems, due to their chemical toxicity and radiological effects. The processes by which radionuclides can be incorporated into vegetation can either originate from activity interception by external plant surfaces (either directly from the atmosphere or from resuspended material), or through uptake of radionuclides via the root system. Subsequent transfer of toxic elements to the human food chain is a concrete danger. Therefore, the molecular mechanisms and genetic basis of transport into and within plants needs to be understood for two reasons: The effectiveness of radionuclide uptake into crop plants – so-called transfer coefficient – is a prerequisite for the calculation of dose due to the food path. On the other hand, efficient radionuclide transfer into plants can be made use of for decontamination of land – so-called phytoremediation, the direct use of living, green plants for in situ removal of pollutants from the environment or to reduce their concentrations to harmless levels.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Phytoremediation of Radionuclides: A Report on the State of the Art

    Jagetiya, Bhagawatilal (et al.)

    Pages 1-31

  • Natural Plant Selection for Radioactive Waste Remediation

    Hu, Nan (et al.)

    Pages 33-53

  • Radionuclide Uptake from Soil to Plants: Influence of Soil Classification

    Mollah, Abdus Sattar

    Pages 55-89

  • Contributions to the State of the Art in Radionuclides–Plants Interaction Field

    Murariu, Manuela (et al.)

    Pages 91-105

  • Transfer of Radionuclides to Plants: Influence on the Speciation of Radionuclides in Soil

    Guillén, J. (et al.)

    Pages 107-123

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eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-07665-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-07664-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
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  • Due: October 6, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35489-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Radionuclide Contamination and Remediation Through Plants
Editors
  • Dharmendra Kumar Gupta
  • Clemens Walther
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-07665-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-07665-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-07664-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35489-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 314
Number of Illustrations and Tables
29 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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