Enhancing Cleanup of Environmental Pollutants

Volume 2: Non-Biological Approaches

  • Naser A. Anjum
  • Sarvajeet Singh Gill
  • Narendra Tuteja

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Naser A. Anjum, Sarvajeet Singh Gill, Narendra Tuteja
    Pages 1-4
  3. Nael G. Yasri, Sundaram Gunasekaran
    Pages 5-73
  4. Sana Khalid, Muhammad Shahid, Nabeel Khan Niazi, Marina Rafiq, Hafiz Faiq Bakhat, Muhammad Imran et al.
    Pages 97-140
  5. Mohammad Zain Khan, Mohammad Shahadat, Huda A. Qari, Iqbal I. M. Ismail, Zia Ahmad Shaikh, Mohammad Oves
    Pages 141-182
  6. Khadija Siddique, Muhammad Rizwan, Munazzam Jawad Shahid, Shafaqat Ali, Rehan Ahmad, Hina Rizvi
    Pages 183-207
  7. R. B. Amal Raj, Renuka R. Gonte, K. Balasubramanian
    Pages 255-295
  8. R. Forja´n, V. Asensio, R. S. Guedes, A. Rodríguez-Vila, E. F. Covelo, P. Marcet
    Pages 313-337
  9. Fabián Fernández-Luqueño, Fernando López-Valdez, Carolina Pérez-Morales, Selvia García-Mayagoitia, Cesar R. Sarabia-Castillo, Sergio R. Pérez-Ríos
    Pages 339-368
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 369-374

About this book


This two-volume work is an effort to provide a common platform to environmental engineers, microbiologists, chemical scientists, plant physiologists and molecular biologists working with a common aim of sustainable solutions to varied environmental contamination issues. Chapters explore biological and non-biological strategies to minimize environmental pollution. Highly readable entries attempt to close the knowledge gap between plant - microbial associations and environmental remediation.

Volume 2 focuses on the non-biological/chemical approaches for the cleanup of contaminated soils. Important concepts such as the role of metallic iron in the decontamination of hexavalent chromium polluted waters are highlighted; in addition, nanoscale materials and electrochemical approaches used in water and soil remediation are discussed; and the synthesis and characterization of cation composite exchange material and its application in removing toxic metals are elaborated in detail. Readers will also discover the major advances in the remediation of environmental pollutants by adsorption technologies. 


pesticide contaminated soils PAH polluted soils phytoremediation mineralization of organic contaminants mine tailings fly ash dump sites petroleum hydrocrabons Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria biosorption and bioaccumulation organic micropollutants mycorrhizas

Editors and affiliations

  • Naser A. Anjum
    • 1
  • Sarvajeet Singh Gill
    • 2
  • Narendra Tuteja
    • 3
  1. 1.CESAM-Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies, Department of ChemistryUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal
  2. 2.Stress Physiology and Molecular Biology Laboratory Centre for BiotechnologyMaharshi Dayanand UniversityRohtakIndia
  3. 3.Amity Institute of Microbial TechnologyAmity UniversityNoidaIndia

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