Bacterial Rhizoremediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons (PHC)

  • Jai GodhejaEmail author
  • S. K. Shekhar
  • D. R. Modi


Crude oil-based products majorly diesel and petrol are one of the major sources of energy today, and their transport across the world frequently results in spillage, contaminating the soil and water. So, it has become a necessity now to go for in situ technologies that can efficiently remediate persistent contaminants from soil in a cost-effective and environmentally friendly method. Currently the chapter gives an idea about rhizoremediation, which is slowly becoming a very promising technique to detoxify the pollutants. Moreover to this the other aspects of rhizoremediation like root exudates and microbial abundance in rhizosphere, effects of weather, time, irrigation, and oxygen requirement on rhizoremediation and finally looking into some soil amendment techniques to improve the process are also discussed.


Petroleum hydrocarbons PHC Rhizoremediation Rhizosphere Exudates 


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  1. 1.Department of BiotechnologyBabasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar UniversityLucknowIndia

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