Phytorestoration of Abandoned Mining and Oil Drilling Sites

Phytorestoration of Abandoned Mining and Oil Drilling Sites
Author: Kuldeep Bauddh,John Korstad,Pallavi Sharma
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 538
Release: 2020-11-18
ISBN 10: 0128232080
ISBN 13: 9780128232088
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Phytorestoration of Abandoned Mining and Oil Drilling Sites Book Review:

Phytorestoration of Abandoned Mining and Oil Drilling Sites presents case studies and the latest research on the most effective methods to address the large amounts of waste materials released due to mining and oil drilling. In particular, phytoremediation is described as a novel, eco-friendly, cost-effective method for extracting toxic compounds by plants for the restoration of contaminated sites. Plantings on these contaminated areas lead to the removal of toxic substances such as heavy metals and hydrocarbons, improvement in the physicochemical and biological properties of the soil, long-term forest ecosystem rehabilitation, restoration of ecosystem productivity, stability and biological diversity, and reductions in CO2. Utilizing worldwide examples, this book discusses the potential of phytoremediation as an ideal solution for sites contaminated by mining and oil drilling sites. Includes exploration of efficient plants for restoring contaminated former mining and oil drilling sites Addresses adverse impacts of toxicants released from mining activities on living organisms, including human health Presents characteristics of contaminated former mining and oil drilling sites

Assessment Restoration and Reclamation of Mining Influenced Soils

Assessment  Restoration and Reclamation of Mining Influenced Soils
Author: Jaume Bech,Claudio Bini,Mariya A Pashkevich
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2017-09-09
ISBN 10: 0128097299
ISBN 13: 9780128097298
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assessment Restoration and Reclamation of Mining Influenced Soils Book Review:

Assessment, Restoration and Reclamation of Mining Influenced Soils covers processes operating in the environment as a result of mining activity, including the whole spectra of negative effects of anthropopressure and the environment, from changes in soil chemistry, changes in soil physical properties, geomechanical disturbances, and mine water discharges. Mining activity and its waste are an environmental concern. Knowledge of the fate of potentially harmful elements and their effect on plants and the food chain, and ultimately on human health, is still being understood. Therefore, there is a need for better knowledge on the origin, distribution, and management of mine waste on a global level. This book provides information on hazard assessment and remediation of the disturbed environment, including stabilization of contaminated soils and phytoremediation, and will help scientists and public authorities formulate answers to the daily challenges related to the restoration of contaminated land. Provides a thorough overview of the processes operating on mining-devastated areas, as well as origin, distribution, and deactivation of harmful elements Includes outcomes and recommendations of the Global Mining Initiative that are widely regarded as the code of conduct in the minerals industry Contains global case studies that elucidate various aspects of assessment and restoration of mine-contaminated land

Bio Geotechnologies for Mine Site Rehabilitation

Bio Geotechnologies for Mine Site Rehabilitation
Author: M.N.V. Prasad,Paulo Jorge de Campos Favas,Subodh Kumar Maiti
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 730
Release: 2018-01-10
ISBN 10: 0128129875
ISBN 13: 9780128129876
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bio-Geotechnologies for Mine Site Rehabilitation deals with the biological, physical, chemical, and engineering approaches necessary for the reclamation of mine waste. As mining has negative effects on natural resources and deteriorates the quality of the surrounding environment, this book provides coverage across different types of mining industries, which are currently creating industrial deserts overloaded with technogenic waste. The book offers cost-effective strategies and approaches for contaminated sites, along with remediation and rehabilitation methods for contaminated soils and waste dumps. It is an essential resource for students and academics, but is also ideal for applied professionals in environmental geology, mineral geologists, biotechnologists and policymakers. Deals with global and holistic approaches of abandoned mine land rehabilitation Includes mine waste rehabilitation case studies from around the world Covers integrated technologies, such as bioremediation of metalliferous soil Provide strategies for sustainable ecosystems on mine spoil dumps Offers novel methods for the remediation of acid mine drainage

Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene

Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 2280
Release: 2017-11-27
ISBN 10: 012813576X
ISBN 13: 9780128135761
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene Book Review:

Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene presents a currency-based, global synthesis cataloguing the impact of humanity’s global ecological footprint. Covering a multitude of aspects related to Climate Change, Biodiversity, Contaminants, Geological, Energy and Ethics, leading scientists provide foundational essays that enable researchers to define and scrutinize information, ideas, relationships, meanings and ideas within the Anthropocene concept. Questions widely debated among scientists, humanists, conservationists, politicians and others are included, providing discussion on when the Anthropocene began, what to call it, whether it should be considered an official geological epoch, whether it can be contained in time, and how it will affect future generations. Although the idea that humanity has driven the planet into a new geological epoch has been around since the dawn of the 20th century, the term ‘Anthropocene’ was only first used by ecologist Eugene Stoermer in the 1980s, and hence popularized in its current meaning by atmospheric chemist Paul Crutzen in 2000. Presents comprehensive and systematic coverage of topics related to the Anthropocene, with a focus on the Geosciences and Environmental science Includes point-counterpoint articles debating key aspects of the Anthropocene, giving users an even-handed navigation of this complex area Provides historic, seminal papers and essays from leading scientists and philosophers who demonstrate changes in the Anthropocene concept over time

Introduction to Phytoremediation

Introduction to Phytoremediation
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112104642506
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Environmental Heavy Metal Pollution and Effects on Child Mental Development

Environmental Heavy Metal Pollution and Effects on Child Mental Development
Author: Lubomir I. Simeonov,Mihail V. Kochubovski,Biana G. Simeonova
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2010-11-19
ISBN 10: 9400702523
ISBN 13: 9789400702523
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Heavy Metal Pollution and Effects on Child Mental Development Book Review:

Heavy metals can be emitted into environment by both natural and anthropogenic sources, mainly mining and industrial activity. Human exposure occurs through all environmental media. Infants are more susceptible to the adverse effects of exposure. Increasing attention is now being paid to the mental development of children exposed to heavy metals. The purpose of this book is to evaluate the existing knowledge on intellectual impairment in children exposed to heavy metals in their living environment and to identify the research needs in order to obtain a clearer picture of the situation in countries and regions at risk, in which the economy is closely related to metallurgy and heavy metals emission, and to recommend a strategy for human protection. In greater detail the main objectives could be formulated as follows: to review the principal sources of single, and complex mixtures of, heavy metal pollutants in the environment; to identify suitable methodology for chemical analyses in the environment and in humans; to evaluate the existing methods for measuring mental impairment, including their reliability and validity; to recommend a standard testing protocol to be used in future research; to assess the future role of environmental heavy metal pollution in countries and regions at risk and its effects on children’s neurological development; to recommend a prevention strategy for protecting children’s health and development.

Management of Coking Coal Resources

Management of Coking Coal Resources
Author: Dilip Kumar,Deepak Kumar
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2015-12-17
ISBN 10: 0128031875
ISBN 13: 9780128031872
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Management of Coking Coal Resources Book Review:

Management of Coking Coal Resources provides a one-stop reference that focuses on sustainable mining practices using a four-point approach that includes the economical, governmental, societal, and environmental aspects of coal exploration, coking coal mining, and steelmaking applications. This type of approach galvanizes the excavation, processing methods, and end uses of coal as an energy and steelmaking source, thus ensuring that the supply of coking coal meets the future demands of the rapidly expanding economies in India and other developing countries. The book provides information on the strategic planning and revitalization of India's Jharia coalfield, addressing actionable plans for methods of extraction, master plans for mine fires, subsidence management, land use planning, and sustainable mining. Users will find a multidisciplinary reference that presents the broad range of applications, techniques, and methodologies used in maintaining coking coal quality from exploration through extraction. Provides a one-stop reference that focuses on sustainable mining practices using a four-point approach Includes the economical, governmental, societal, and environmental aspects of coal exploration, coking coal mining, and steelmaking applications Presents information on the strategic planning and revitalization of India's Jharia coalfield Includes a broad range of the applications, techniques, and methodologies used in maintaining coking coal quality from exploration through extraction

Phytomanagement of Polluted Sites

Phytomanagement of Polluted Sites
Author: Vimal Chandra Pandey,Kuldeep Bauddh
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 626
Release: 2018-11-30
ISBN 10: 0128139137
ISBN 13: 9780128139134
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Phytomanagement of Polluted Sites Book Review:

Phytomanagement of Polluted Sites: Market Opportunities in Sustainable Phytoremediation brings together recent and established knowledge on different aspects of phytoremediation, providing this information in a single source that offers a cutting-edge synthesis of scientific and experiential knowledge on industrially contaminated site restoration that is useful for both practitioners and scientists. The book gives interested groups, both non-profit and for-profit, methods to manage dumpsites and other contaminated areas, including tactics on how to mitigate costs and even profit from ecological restoration. Covers successful examples of turning industrially contaminated sites into ecologically healthy revenue producers Explores examples of phytomanagement of dumpsites from around the globe Provides the tools the reader needs to select specific plant species according to site specificity

Abandoned Mines and the Water Environment

Abandoned Mines and the Water Environment
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 31
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9781844328949
ISBN 13: 1844328945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Urban Land

Urban Land
Author: Dieter D. Genske
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-03-14
ISBN 10: 3662053268
ISBN 13: 9783662053263
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Land Book Review:

Urban land is an environmental key topic considering the increasing urbani sation of our world. The amounting pressure on resources especially in the urban environment demand awareness across technical and political sectors and solid concepts for workable solutions. This book will address those people, who are key in coping with the challenges of sustainable urban land use management: Professionals in the growing field of urban land recycling and graduate students from different disciplines including urban planning, environmental sciences and geotechnics. Processes that lead to urban land degradation include the extraction of resources, their transformation into goods, the production of waste and conflicts in the allocation of land. Industrial soil pollution, soil sealing and urban sprawl pose serious challenges to resource management in urban environments. The possible implications are not necessarily restricted to the urban area but do have feedback into the countryside. The reduction of arable land in urban peripheries often causes enhanced pressure on back-country natural ecosystems such as forests, grass- and wetlands. Urban land recycling especially in the developing world is to be seen in the context of poverty alleviation and sustainable development. Ifwe don't get a proper sustainable use of urban land, as well as of water and other natural resources that relate to them, sustainable development will not be reached.

Industrial and Municipal Sludge

Industrial and Municipal Sludge
Author: Majeti Narasimha Vara Prasad,Paulo Jorge de Campos Favas,Meththika Vithanage,S.Venkata Mohan
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 856
Release: 2019-04-16
ISBN 10: 0128159081
ISBN 13: 9780128159088
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Industrial and Municipal Sludge Book Review:

Industrial and Municipal Sludge: Emerging Concerns and Scope for Resource Recovery begins with a characterization of the types of sludge and their sources and management strategies. This section is followed by specific chapters that cover Emerging contaminants in sludge (Endocrine disruptors, Pesticides and Pharmaceutical residues, including illicit drugs/controlled substances), Bioleaching of sludge [with an enriched sulfur-oxidizing bacterial community, Recovery of valuable metals (Bioleaching and use of sulfur-oxidizing bacterial community, and Biogas production by continuous thermal hydrolysis and thermophilic anaerobic digestion of waste activated sludge. In addition, the book includes numerous tables and flow diagrams to help users further comprehend the subject matter. Includes numerous tables and flow diagrams to assist in the comprehension of new and existing sludge treatments and resource recovery technology Covers biogas production by continuous thermal hydrolysis and thermophilic anaerobic digestion of waste activated sludge Presents information on the recovery of valuable metals from sludge (bioleaching and the use of a sulfur-oxidizing bacterial community) Includes opportunities and challenges in the biorefinery-based valorization of pulp and paper sludge

Bioremediation of Pollutants

Bioremediation of Pollutants
Author: Vimal Chandra Pandey,Vijai Singh
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2020-05-30
ISBN 10: 0128190264
ISBN 13: 9780128190265
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bioremediation of Pollutants: From Genetic Engineering to Genome Engineering provides insights into genetic and genome engineering strategies in bioremediation, covering a wide range of microorganisms that are key to the removal of pollutants. The book includes discussions on root engineering, transgenic plants, metagenomics, bioreactors, molecular biology tools, genome editing, synthetic biology, microbial indicators, biosurfactants, biofilms, genetically modified organisms, and engineered fungi and bacteria. Presented by top experts in the field, this resource captures the essence and diversity of bioremediation methodologies in a single source. Students and beginners in environmental science, researchers, soil scientists, genetic and genome engineers, stakeholders and policymakers interested in improving this rapidly growing area of research will find this resource extremely useful. Draws together research from eminent scientists from across the globe in the areas of phytoremediation and microbial remediation Includes case studies of engineered bacterial remediation Covers the genome editing CRISPR-Cas9 system that has been less explored in plants and microorganisms

Ecological and Practical Applications for Sustainable Agriculture

Ecological and Practical Applications for Sustainable Agriculture
Author: Kuldeep Bauddh,Sanjeev Kumar,Rana Pratap Singh,John Korstad
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2020-06-27
ISBN 10: 9811533725
ISBN 13: 9789811533723
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecological and Practical Applications for Sustainable Agriculture Book Review:

Rampant industrialization, urbanization, and population growth have resulted in increased global environmental contamination. The productivity of agricultural soil is drastically deteriorated and requires a high dose of fertilizers to cultivate crops. To ensure food security, farmers are compelled to apply excess chemical fertilizers and insecticides that contaminate soil, air, and water. Heavy loads of chemical fertilizers not only degrade the quality of agricultural land but also pollute water and air. Use of chemical fertilizers also accelerate the release of greenhouse gases like nitrous oxide and methane along with nutrient runoff from the watershed in to lower elevation rivers and lakes, resulting in cultural eutrophication. Farming practices globally in developed, developing, and under-developing countries should utilize and promote sustainable methods through viable combined environmental, social, and economic means that improve rather than harm future generations. This can include use of non-synthetic fertilizers like compost, vermicompost, slow-release fertilizers, farmyard manures, crop rotations that include nitrogen-fixing legumes. Organic fertilizers like compost and vermicompost improve soil properties like texture, porosity, water-holding capacity, organic matter, as well as nutrient availability. The purpose of this book is to document the available alternatives of synthetic fertilizers, their mode of action, efficiency, preparation methodology, practical suggestions for sustainable practices, and needed research focus. The book will cover major disciplines like plant science, environmental science, agricultural science, agricultural biotechnology and microbiology, horticulture, soil science, atmospheric science, agro-forestry, agronomy, and ecology. This book is helpful for farmers, scientists, industrialists, research scholars, masters and graduate students, non-governmental organizations, financial advisers, and policy makers.

Phytoremediation of Contaminated Soil and Water

Phytoremediation of Contaminated Soil and Water
Author: Norman Terry,Gary S. Banuelos
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2020-11-25
ISBN 10: 9781439822654
ISBN 13: 1439822654
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Phytoremediation of Contaminated Soil and Water Book Review:

Phytoremediation is an exciting, new technology that utilizes metal-accumulating plants to rid soil of heavy metal and radionuclides. Hyperaccumulation plants are an appealing and economical alternative to current methods of soil recovery. Phytoremediation of Contaminated Soil and Water is the most thorough literary examination of the subject available today. The successful implementation of phytoremediation depends on identifying plant material that is well adapted to specific toxic sites. Gentle remediation is then applied in situ, or at the contamination site. No soil excavation or transport is necessary. This severely contains the potential risk of the pollutants entering the food chain. And it's cost effective. The progress of modern man has created many sites contaminated with heavy metals. The effected land is toxic to plants and animals , which creates considerable public interest in remediation. But the commonly used remedies are ex situ, which poses an expensive dilemma and an even greater threat. Phytoremediation offers the prospect of a cheaper and healthier way to deal with this problem. Read Phytoremediation of Contaminated Soil and Water to learn just how far this burgeoning technology has developed.

Manual for Soil Analysis Monitoring and Assessing Soil Bioremediation

Manual for Soil Analysis   Monitoring and Assessing Soil Bioremediation
Author: Rosa Margesin,Franz Schinner
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2005-12-17
ISBN 10: 3540289046
ISBN 13: 9783540289043
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Manual for Soil Analysis Monitoring and Assessing Soil Bioremediation Book Review:

This volume presents detailed descriptions of methods for evaluating, monitoring and assessing bioremediation of soil contaminated with organic pollutants or heavy metals. Traditional soil investigation techniques, including chemical, physical and microbiological methods, are complemented by the most suitable modern methods, including bioreporter technology, immunological, ecotoxicological and molecular assays. Step-by-step procedures, lists of required equipment and reagents and notes on evaluation and quality control allow immediate application

Emerging Eco friendly Green Technologies for Wastewater Treatment

Emerging Eco friendly Green Technologies for Wastewater Treatment
Author: Ram Naresh Bharagava
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2020-03-04
ISBN 10: 9811513902
ISBN 13: 9789811513909
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Eco friendly Green Technologies for Wastewater Treatment Book Review:

As we know, rapid industrialization is a serious concern in the context of a healthy environment and public health due to the generation of huge volumes of toxic wastewater. Although various physico-chemical and biological approaches are available for the treatment of this wastewater, many of them are not effective. Now, there a number of emerging ecofriendly, cost-effective approaches utilizing microorganisms (bacterial/fungi/algae), green plants or their enzymes, and constructed wetland treatment systems in the treatment of wastewaters containing pollutants such as endocrine disrupting chemicals, toxic metals, pesticides, dyes, petroleum hydrocarbons and phenolic compounds. This book provides a much-needed, comprehensive overview of the various types of wastewater and their ecotoxicological effects on the environment, humans, animals and plants as well as various emerging and eco-friendly approaches for their treatment. It provides insights into the ecological problems and challenges in the treatment and management of wastewaters generated by various sources.

Sensing and Monitoring Technologies for Mines and Hazardous Areas

Sensing and Monitoring Technologies for Mines and Hazardous Areas
Author: Swadesh Chaulya,G. M. Prasad
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2016-10-27
ISBN 10: 0128031956
ISBN 13: 9780128031957
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sensing and Monitoring Technologies for Mines and Hazardous Areas Book Review:

Sensing and Monitoring Technologies for Mines and Hazardous Areas: Monitoring and Prediction Technologies presents the fundamentals of mining related geotechnical risk and how the latest advances in sensing and data communication can be used both to prevent accidents and provide early warnings. Opencast mining operations involve huge quantities of overburden removal, dumping, and backfilling in excavated areas. Substantial increases in the rate of accumulation of waste dumps in recent years has resulted in greater height of dumps and also has given rise to the danger of dump failures as steeper open pit slopes are prone to failure. These failures lead to loss of valuable human lives and damage to mining machinery. This book presents the most recent advances in gas sensors, methane detectors, and power cut-off systems. It also introduces monitoring of the gas strata and environment, and an overview of the use of Internet of Things and cloud computing for mining sensing and surveillance purposes. Targeted at geotechnical and mining engineers, this volume covers the latest findings and technology to prevent mining accidents and mitigate the inherent risk of the activity. Presents complete details of a real-time slope stability monitoring system using wireless sensor networking and prediction technique based on multivariate statistical analysis of various parameters and analytical hierarchy process methods Discusses innovative ideas and new concepts of sensing technologies, mine transport surveillance, digital mining, and cloud computing to improve safety and productivity in mining industry Includes slope stability prediction software, downloadable through a companion website, which can be used for monitoring, analyzing, and storing different sensors and providing audio-visual, SMS, and email alerts Covers the latest findings and technology to prevent mining accidents and mitigate the inherent risk

Biological Invasions

Biological Invasions
Author: Wolfgang Nentwig
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2007-02-13
ISBN 10: 3540369201
ISBN 13: 9783540369202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biological Invasions Book Review:

This new volume on Biological Invasions deals with both plants and animals, differing from previous books by extending from the level of individual species to an ecosystem and global level. Topics of highest societal relevance, such as the impact of genetically modified organisms, are interlinked with more conventional ecological aspects, including biodiversity. The combination of these approaches is new and makes compelling reading for researchers and environmentalists.

Coal and Peat Fires A Global Perspective

Coal and Peat Fires  A Global Perspective
Author: Glenn B. Stracher,Anupma Prakash,Ellina V. Sokol
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2012-12-31
ISBN 10: 0444594175
ISBN 13: 9780444594174
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coal and Peat Fires A Global Perspective Book Review:

Coal and Peat Fires: A Global Perspective is a compelling collection of research conducted by scientists and engineers around the world. It presents the scientific and industrial communities as well as the interested lay reader with studies about prehistoric as well as historic coal and peat fires and magnificent illustrations of such fires and related research from countries around the world—a totally new contribution to science. The second of four volumes in the collection, Photographs and Multimedia Tours features stunning photographs from around the world, including Australia, Canada, Northern China, India, Borneo, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Russia, the United States, and more. This essential reference also includes a companion website with a collection of slide presentations and videos about coal and peat fires. Authored by world-renowned experts in coal and peat fires Global in scope—countries from all of the world are represented Beautiful full-color illustrations and online materials including research data banks, an interactive online world map of coal and peat fires, multi-media presentations, and videos bring the contents to life

Ecosystem Consequences of Soil Warming

Ecosystem Consequences of Soil Warming
Author: Jacqueline E. Mohan
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 620
Release: 2019-03-15
ISBN 10: 0128134933
ISBN 13: 9780128134931
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecosystem Consequences of Soil Warming Book Review:

Ecosystem Consequences of Soil Warming: Microbes, Vegetation, Fauna and Soil Biogeochemistry focuses on biotic and biogeochemical responses to warmer soils including plant and microbial evolution. It covers various field settings, such as arctic tundra; alpine meadows; temperate, tropical and subalpine forests; drylands; and grassland ecosystems. Information integrates multiple natural science disciplines, providing a holistic, integrative approach that will help readers understand and forecast future planetwide responses to soil warming. Students and educators will find this book informative for understanding biotic and biogeochemical responses to changing climatic conditions. Scientists from a wide range of disciplines, including soil scientists, ecologists, geneticists, as well as molecular, evolutionary and conservation biologists, will find this book a valuable resource in understanding and planning for warmer climate conditions. Emphasizes biological components of soils, plants and microbes that provide linkages to physics and chemistry Brings together chapters written by global scientific experts with interests in communication and education Includes coverage of polar, alpine, tropical, temperate and dryland ecosystems