Environmental Pollution

Biomanagement of Metal-Contaminated Soils

Editors: Khan, M.S., Zaidi, A., Goel, R., Musarrat, J. (Eds.)

  • More than 40 international experts offer guidance on bioremediation
  • Provides cost-effective, sustainable alternatives
  • Practitioners in developing countries will find this text of special interest
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About this book

Heavy-metal contamination is one of the world's major environmental problems, posing significant risks to agro-ecosystems. However, conventional technologies for metal-contaminated soil remediation have often been expensive and disruptive.

 

This book provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art coverage of the natural, sustainable alternatives that use a wide range of biological materials in the removal/detoxification of heavy metals, consequently leading to the improvement of crops in these soils.  Novel, environmentally friendly and inexpensive solutions are presented based on a sound understanding of metal contamination and the roles of plants and microbes in the management of these toxic soils.

 

Written by more than forty worldwide experts drawing on their wealth of experience in this field, the book provides not only the necessary scientific background but also addresses the challenging questions that require special attention in order to better understand metal toxicity in soils and its management through bioremediation.

 

This book will be of interest to a wide range of students/researchers/practitioners specializing in the areas of environmental microbiology, soil pollution, sustainable development, crop science, soil biology, and related disciplines.  It will be especially useful to anyone engaged in identifying metal-contamination problems and trying to solve them through the application of natural and inexpensive biological materials.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Heavy Metal Pollution: Source, Impact, and Remedies

    Mohammed, Ali Seid (et al.)

    Pages 1-28

  • Metal–Plant Interactions: Toxicity and Tolerance

    Johnson, Anthea (et al.)

    Pages 29-63

  • Bioremediation: New Approaches and Trends

    Abou-Shanab, Reda Abd El-Aziz Ibrahim

    Pages 65-94

  • Legume–Rhizobium Symbioses as a Tool for Bioremediation of Heavy Metal Polluted Soils

    Pajuelo, Eloísa (et al.)

    Pages 95-123

  • Importance of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Phytoremediation of Heavy Metal Contaminated Soils

    Javaid, Arshad

    Pages 125-141

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eBook $189.00
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Hardcover $239.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-1913-2
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3791-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biomanagement of Metal-Contaminated Soils
Editors
  • Mohammad Saghir Khan
  • Almas Zaidi
  • Reeta Goel
  • Javed Musarrat
Series Title
Environmental Pollution
Series Volume
20
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1914-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1914-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1913-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3791-4
Series ISSN
1566-0745
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 518
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