Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Phytoremediation of Organic Contaminants

  3. Wastewater Engineering and Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. N. P. Singh, Jitendra Kumar Sharma, Anita Rani Santal
      Pages 131-152
    3. Lakshika Weerasundara, C. N. Nupearachchi, Prasanna Kumarathilaka, Balaji Seshadri, Nanthi Bolan, Meththika Vithanage
      Pages 175-200
    4. Nil Kılıç, Farnoud Nasiri, Demet Cansaran-Duman
      Pages 201-209
  4. Natural and Constructed Wetlands for Phytoremediation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Klaudia Borowiak, Jolanta Kanclerz
      Pages 213-232
    3. Ana de Santiago-Martín, Gaëlle Guesdon, Rosa Galvez
      Pages 233-266
    4. C. Marisa R. Almeida, Pedro N. Carvalho, Joana P. Fernandes, M. Clara P. Basto, Ana Paula Mucha
      Pages 267-281
    5. Ranju Chowdhury, Yelena Lyubun, Paulo J. C. Favas, Santosh Kumar Sarkar
      Pages 283-310
    6. Alexandros I. Stefanakis, Martin Thullner
      Pages 311-325
    7. Stefanakis I. Alexandros, Christos S. Akratos
      Pages 327-346
  5. Phytoremediation for Reclamation and Restoration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 347-347
    2. Gabriel Basílico, Laura de Cabo, Ana Faggi, Sebastián Miguel
      Pages 349-364
    3. Raúl Zornoza, Ángel Faz, Silvia Martínez-Martínez, José A. Acosta, Riccardo Costantini, María Gabarrón et al.
      Pages 385-399
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 401-409

About this book


This text details the plant-assisted remediation method, “phytoremediation”, which involves the interaction of plant roots and associated rhizospheric microorganisms for the remediation of soil contaminated with high levels of metals, pesticides, solvents, radionuclides, explosives, crude oil, organic compounds and various other contaminants. Each chapter highlights and compares the beneficial and economical alternatives of phytoremediation to currently practiced soil removal and burial practices.


Microbial Community Phytoengineering Phytoremediation Soil Pollution Soil Remediation

Editors and affiliations

  • Abid A. Ansari
    • 1
  • Sarvajeet Singh Gill
    • 2
  • Ritu Gill
    • 3
  • Guy R. Lanza
    • 4
  • Lee Newman
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Biology Faculty of ScienceUniversity of TabukTabukSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Centre for BiotechnologyMaharshi Dayanand UniversityRohtakIndia
  3. 3.Centre for BiotechnologyMaharshi Dayanand UniversityRohtakIndia
  4. 4.Department of Environmental and Forest BiologyCollege of Environmental Science and Forestry State University of New YorkSyracuseUSA
  5. 5.Department of Environmental and Forest BiologyCollege of Environmental Science and Forestry State University of New YorkSyracuseUSA

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