Ecorestoration of the coalmine degraded lands

Authors: Maiti, Subodh Kumar

  • ​A comprehensive work on the hazards of mining and its impact on ecology
  • The book is replete with numerous case studies based on the author's active research works
  • Results are based on the laboratory analysis of mine soil and their interpretation
  • The book is supported with various images showing the actual affected sites and their ecorestoration
  • The book will address the global issues with local approach, with special reference to Asian and Indian conditions
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About this book

The book adopts an application-oriented approach for ecorestoration of coalmine degraded. The theoretical aspects of ecorestoration, and steps involved in ecorestoration process and experimental aspects of thorough analytical procedures have been discussed in detail. It emphasizes on the types of mining, land degradation, and biodiversity conservation while giving details of technical and biological steps, topsoil management, selection of plant species, seeding, nursery practices; adoption of innovative approaches like mulching, biofertlizer application, hydroseeding, superabsorbent; use of grass-legume mix; monitoring and aftercare of reclaimed sites; the indicators of sustainable ecorestoration; and Rules and Acts implemented and followed across the world. Best ecorestoration practices, mine closure issues, collection, laboratory analysis and interpretation of minesoil and topsoil samples, monitoring biological parameters, litterfall and tree growth analysis, erosion management, design of drainage and sedimentation retention basin, and brief description of tree species with identifying character for field people are all part of the book. [Message by Prominent Academician] It is now urgent that methods of coal mining be integrated with engineering for ecorestoration because the larger society will not accept devastated waste land. A book, coming out from the hands of one of the persistent researchers of the field, cannot be more timely. Jayanta Bhattacharya, PhD FNAE Professor, Department of Mining Engineering Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur-721302, India.  

About the authors

Dr Subodh Kumar Maiti (b. 25-04-1960) is a Professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering Centre of Mining Environment, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad. He did BSc (Hons) and MSc in Botany from Calcutta University in 1981, M.Tech (Environmental Science and Engineering) from IIT Mumbai in 1986 and worked as Senior Environmental Engineer in Kirloskar Consultancy Division, Pune till 1987. In 1988, he joined as lecturer in ISM, Dhanbad and earned his Ph.D in Environmental Science and Engineering in ecological aspects of reclamation of coalmine degraded lands. He underwent 3 months training on EIA and auditing at University of Bradford, UK in 1996 and 1 month advanced training on mining and environment at University of Lulea, Sweden under SIDA. He has taught ecology, environmental microbiology, land reclamation at B.Tech and M.Tech levels and has guided several research students. He has worked in the biological aspects of reclamation for more than two decades and has published over 60 papers in International and national journals, and has presented over 120 papers in International and national seminars. He has completed several R&D and consultancy projects on biological reclamation, biodiversity assessment, design and development of green belts in mining areas. He is life member of IAEM, IASWC, Mycorrhiza News, MGMI, The Indian Mining & Engineering Journal (IME). He was also selected as Fellow National Environmentalist Association (FNAE), Member SERI (Australia) and IPS (USA).

Reviews

From the reviews:

“In Ecorestoration of the Coalmine Degraded Lands, Subodh Kumar Maiti addresses the status, policies, and methods of restoration of coalmine degraded lands and has tried to fill a significant gap in the science of restoration ecology. … This book appears to be useful as a basic textbook for students and new professionals of mining engineering.” (Kripal Singh, Restoration Ecology, January, 2014)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Maiti, Subodh Kumar

    Pages 3-20

  • Ecology and Ecosystem in Mine-Degraded Land

    Maiti, Subodh Kumar

    Pages 21-37

  • Physical (Technical) Reclamation

    Maiti, Subodh Kumar

    Pages 39-59

  • Minesoil Properties Affecting Plant Establishment and Growth

    Maiti, Subodh Kumar

    Pages 61-81

  • Topsoil Management

    Maiti, Subodh Kumar

    Pages 83-96

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-81-322-0851-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-81-322-0850-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecorestoration of the coalmine degraded lands
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer India
Copyright Holder
Springer India
eBook ISBN
978-81-322-0851-8
DOI
10.1007/978-81-322-0851-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-81-322-0850-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 361
Topics