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Plant-Based Remediation Processes

  • Dharmendra Kumar Gupta

Part of the Soil Biology book series (SOILBIOL, volume 35)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Soumya Chatterjee, Anindita Mitra, Sibnarayan Datta, Vijay Veer
    Pages 1-18
  3. Meri Barbafieri, Jan Japenga, Paul Romkens, Gianniantonio Petruzzelli, Francesca Pedron
    Pages 19-37
  4. Mirosław Mleczek, Aneta Piechalak, Barbara Tomaszewska, Kinga Drzewiecka, Przemysław Nuc
    Pages 39-58
  5. Olabisi Peter Abioye, Udeme Joshua Josiah Ijah, Sesan Abiodun Aransiola
    Pages 59-77
  6. Mirosław Mleczek, Andrzej Mocek, Zuzanna Magdziak, Monika Gąsecka, Agnieszka Mocek-Płóciniak
    Pages 79-100
  7. María del Socorro Santos-Díaz
    Pages 101-115
  8. Soumya Chatterjee, Sibnarayan Datta, Priyanka Halder Mallick, Anindita Mitra, Vijay Veer, Subhra Kumar Mukhopadhyay
    Pages 117-139
  9. Teofilo Vamerali, Marianna Bandiera, Giuliano Mosca
    Pages 141-158
  10. Xiao-Zhang Yu, Ji-Dong Gu
    Pages 159-175
  11. Agustina Branzini, Marta S. Zubillaga
    Pages 177-198
  12. Gianniantonio Petruzzelli, Francesca Pedron, Irene Rosellini, Meri Barbafieri
    Pages 273-289
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 291-299

About this book


Phytoremediation is an emerging technology that employs higher plants for the clean-up of contaminated environments. Basic and applied research have unequivocally demonstrated that selected plant species possess the genetic potential to accumulate, degrade, metabolize and immobilize a wide range of contaminants.

The main focus of this volume is on the recent advances of technologies using green plants for remediation of various metals and metalloids. Topics include biomonitoring of heavy metal pollution, amendments of higher uptake of toxic metals, transport of heavy metals in plants, and toxicity mechanisms. Further chapters discuss agro-technological methods for minimizing pollution while improving soil quality, transgenic approaches to heavy metal remediation and present protocols for metal remediation via in vitro root cultures.


Bioaccumulation Metal-polluted environment Phytoremediation Soil contaminants Wastewater

Editors and affiliations

  • Dharmendra Kumar Gupta
    • 1
  1. 1., Radiol. Impact Performance Div.Belgian Nuclear Research CentreMolBelgium

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