Mineral Resource Reviews

Agromining: Farming for Metals

Extracting Unconventional Resources Using Plants

Editors: van der Ent, A., Echevarria, G., Baker, A.J.M., Morel, J.L. (Eds.)

  • The first book on global agromining/phytomining technology
  • Written and edited by leading experts in the field
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the complete agromining chain: from soils and hyperaccumulator plants to agronomy and processing of bio-ores
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About this book

This is the first book on global agromining/phytomining technology. It presents the complete metal farming or agromining chain; an emerging technology expected to be transformative in the extraction of resources of those elements not accessible by traditional mining techniques. Meeting the demand for critical minerals (rare earth elements, platinum group elements, nickel cobalt) is increasingly difficult in the 21st century due to resource depletion and geopolitical factors. Agromining uses hyperaccumulator plants as “metal crops” farmed on sub-economic soils or mineral waste to obtain valuable elements.

This book, which follows the metal farming chain, starts with the latest information on the global distribution and ecology of hyperaccumulator plants, biogeochemical pathways, the influence of rhizosphere microbes, as well as aspects of propagation and conservation of these unusual plants. It then presents the state of the art in new tools for identifying hyperaccumulator plants and for understanding their physiology and molecular biology. It goes on to describe the agronomy of “metal crops,” and opportunities for incorporating agromining into rehabilitation and mine closure, including test-cases of nickel, cobalt, selenium, thallium, rare earth elements and PGEs. Finally, it concludes with an overview of the latest developments in the processing of bio-ores and associated products.

This book is edited and authored by the pioneers in the field who have been at the foreground of the development of agromining over the past three decades. It is timely as agromining is now at a pivotal point in its development with rapid expansion of activities in the field around the globe. As such it is of interest to environmental professionals in the minerals industry, government regulators and academics.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • The Long Road to Developing Agromining/Phytomining

    Chaney, Rufus L. (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

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  • Agronomy of ‘Metal Crops’ Used in Agromining

    Nkrumah, Philip Nti (et al.)

    Pages 19-38

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  • Processing of Bio-ore to Products

    Simonnot, Marie-Odile (et al.)

    Pages 39-51

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  • Life Cycle Assessment and Ecosystem Services of Agromining

    Pons, Marie-Noëlle (et al.)

    Pages 53-73

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  • Global Distribution and Ecology of Hyperaccumulator Plants

    Reeves, Roger D. (et al.)

    Pages 75-92

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Buy this book

eBook 118,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-61899-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover 145,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-61898-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Agromining: Farming for Metals
Book Subtitle
Extracting Unconventional Resources Using Plants
Editors
  • Antony van der Ent
  • Guillaume Echevarria
  • Alan J.M. Baker
  • Jean Louis Morel
Series Title
Mineral Resource Reviews
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-61899-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-61899-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-61898-2
Series ISSN
2365-0559
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 312
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