Application of Phytotechnologies for Cleanup of Industrial, Agricultural, and Wastewater Contamination

  • Peter A. Kulakow
  • Valentina V. Pidlisnyuk
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. T. Vaněk, R. Podlipna, P. Soudek
    Pages 1-13
  3. N. Marmiroli, B. Samotokin, M. Marmiroli, E. Maestri, V. Yanchuk
    Pages 15-24
  4. V. Pidlisnyuk, L. Sokol, T. Stefanovska
    Pages 25-34
  5. A. Nurzhanova, P. Kulakow, E. Rubin, I. Rakhimbayev, A. Sedlovskiy, K. Zhambakin et al.
    Pages 87-111
  6. L. Moklyachuk, I. Gorodiska, O. Slobodenyuk, V. Petryshyna
    Pages 113-124
  7. A. C. Zolnowski, Z. Ciecko, T. Najmowicz
    Pages 135-145
  8. S. A. Rock
    Pages 189-198

About these proceedings

Introduction

As government and community leaders, private companies, citizens, and applied scientists search for low-cost methods to cleanup environmental pollution, phytotechnologies can contribute to the solution by utilizing natural processes to reduce environmental risk. Phytotechnologies use vegetation to manage environmental contaminants in soil, surface water, and groundwater based on site-specific design considerations that can save 50 to 75 percent of the capital and operating costs compared to conventional remediation and containment technologies. Successful phytotechnology applications are based on scientific knowledge of plant physiology, chemical contaminants, climate, and soil conditions. This book presents current research findings that address soil and water contamination with obsolete pesticides, radionuclides and other inorganic and organic contaminants. This book documents international sharing of information by scientists and stakeholders seeking to use the best available information: to disseminate existing knowledge on phytotechnologies and exchange experience of field-scale applications for cleanup of industrial, agricultural, and wastewater contamination, to assess existing knowledge and identify research needs and directions for future work especially in regard to environmental management in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and to promote collaboration between different countries in preparing applications for environmental remediation and restoration.

Keywords

Environmental Environmental Management NATO PEACE Phytoremediation Science Security Sub-Series C cleanup environmental pollution contaminants environmental remediation pesticide phytotechnology applications pollution soil and water contamination

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter A. Kulakow
    • 1
  • Valentina V. Pidlisnyuk
    • 2
  1. 1.Kansas State UniversityManhattanUSA
  2. 2.Kremenchug Technical UniversityKremenchugUkraine

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-3592-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-3591-2
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-3592-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1874-6519