Management of Environmental Contaminants, Volume 5

  • Abid A. Ansari
  • Sarvajeet Singh Gill
  • Ritu Gill
  • Guy R. Lanza
  • Lee Newman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Phytoremediation Using Soil Microorganisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Elizabeth Temitope Alori, Oluyemisi Bolajoko Fawole
      Pages 3-17
    3. Karen E. Gerhardt, Gregory J. MacNeill, Perry D. Gerwing, Bruce M. Greenberg
      Pages 19-51
  3. Higher Plants in Biomonitoring and Environmental Bioremediation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Svetlana Vladimirovna Gorelova, Marina Vladimirovna Frontasyeva
      Pages 103-155
    3. Bui Thi Kim Anh, Ngyuen Thi Hoang Ha, Luu Thai Danh, Vo Van Minh, Dang Dinh Kim
      Pages 157-181
    4. Elena Masarovičová, Katarína Kráľová
      Pages 183-255
  4. Phytoremediation of Aquatic Ecosystems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Amtul Bari Tabinda Akhtar, Abdullah Yasar, Rabia Ali, Rabia Irfan
      Pages 259-276
    3. Guy R. Lanza, Keith M. Wilda, Sushera Bunluesin, Thanawan Panich-Pat
      Pages 307-323
  5. Special Applications of Phytoremediation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 325-325
    2. Edita Baltrėnaitė, Pranas Baltrėnas, Arvydas Lietuvninkas
      Pages 327-341
    3. Shahida Shaheen, Qaisar Mahmood, Mahnoor Asif, Rafiq Ahmad
      Pages 343-368
    4. Domingo Martínez-Fernández, Martina Vítková, Zuzana Michálková, Michael Komárek
      Pages 369-403
    5. Rasha H. Mahmoud, Amal Hassanein Mohammed Hamza
      Pages 405-422
    6. Prasanna Kumarathilaka, Hasintha Wijesekara, Nanthi Bolan, Anitha Kunhikrishnan, Meththika Vithanage
      Pages 439-467
    7. Luís A. B. Novo, Paula M. L. Castro, Paula Alvarenga, Eduardo Ferreira da Silva
      Pages 469-486
    8. Stanislaw W. Gawronski, Helena Gawronska
      Pages 487-504
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 505-514

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. Many chapters highlight and compare the efficiency and economic advantages of phytoremediation to currently practiced soil and water treatment practices.

Volume 5 of Phytoremediation: Management of Environmental Contaminants provides the capstone of the series. Taken together, the five volumes provide a broad–based global synopsis of the current applications of phytoremediation using plants and the microbial communities associated with their roots to decontaminate terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. 


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.College of Environmental Science and ForestryState University of New YorkSyracuseUSA
  5. 5.College of Environmental Science and ForestryState University of New YorkSyracuseUSA

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