Soil Biology

Detoxification of Heavy Metals

Editors: Sherameti, Irena, Varma, Ajit (Eds.)

  • Each chapter provides a general review on recent developments and priorities for future research and applications
  • With contributions written by leading international authorities
  • A valuable source of information for scientists in soil ecology, environmental sciences, plant physiology and metal biochemistry
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Heavy metals are severe environmental pollutants, and many of them are toxic even at very low concentrations. With industrial development, soil pollution with heavy metal elements have dramatically increased. The uptake of heavy metals via plants that are exposed to contaminated soils is a risk for human health and a major hazard for the ecosystem as a whole, including soil microorganisms. On the other hand, plants may be used in the decontamination of soils.

The topics presented in this book include: sources of heavy metals contaminants in soils; plant species that can grow on contaminated soils; the phytoremediation of contaminated soils; tolerance, accumulation and detoxification mechanisms of zinc, copper, arsenic, cadmium and vanadium in plants; the critical role of sulfur metabolism in heavy metal tolerance; the role of aquatic macrophytes, plant growth-promoting bacteria, sugar crops and earthworms in detoxification; and heavy metal stabilization by promoting zeolite synthesis in soils.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Detoxification of Heavy Metals: State of Art

    Agrawal, Jyoti (et al.)

    Pages 1-34

  • Plants in Heavy Metal Soils

    Bothe, Hermann

    Pages 35-57

  • Functional Significance of Metal Ligands in Hyperaccumulating Plants: What Do We Know?

    Regvar, Marjana (et al.)

    Pages 59-72

  • Progress in Phytoremediating Heavy-Metal Contaminated Soils

    Hongbo, Shao (et al.)

    Pages 73-90

  • Plant Taxonomy and Metal Phytoremediation

    Gawronski, Stanislaw W. (et al.)

    Pages 91-109

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Detoxification of Heavy Metals
Editors
  • Irena Sherameti
  • Ajit Varma
Series Title
Soil Biology
Series Volume
30
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-21408-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-21408-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-21407-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26946-2
Series ISSN
1613-3382
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 448
Topics