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: 2020-11-27
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

Coal Fly Ash Beneficiation

Coal Fly Ash Beneficiation
Author: Segun Akinyemi,Mugera Gitari
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-01-31
ISBN 10: 9535137522
ISBN 13: 9789535137528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coal Fly Ash Beneficiation Book Review:

The present book deals with various, very significant topics of coal fly ash beneficiation, such as treatment of acid mine drainage with coal fly ash, toxic metal adsorption using coal fly ash, recovery of metals from coal fly ash and phytoreclamation of abandoned acid mine drainage site after treatment with coal fly ash, the status of research in coal fly ash utilization and applications and some other related topics in this growing and increasingly important research area. Overall, coal fly ash beneficiation has come to assume an important role in most areas of waste management research today. Continued growth and emphasis on scientific research is expected in all areas of waste management and conversion of waste to wealth technologies.

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

Bio Geotechnologies for Mine Site Rehabilitation Book Review:

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

Agromining Farming for Metals

Agromining  Farming for Metals
Author: Antony van der Ent
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 3030589048
ISBN 13: 9783030589042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Toxicity of Heavy Metals to Legumes and Bioremediation

Toxicity of Heavy Metals to Legumes and Bioremediation
Author: Almas Zaidi,Parvaze Ahmad Wani,Mohammad Saghir Khan
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2012-03-19
ISBN 10: 370910730X
ISBN 13: 9783709107300
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toxicity of Heavy Metals to Legumes and Bioremediation Book Review:

This title discusses various effects of heavy metal exposure to legumes as well as the bioremediation potential of rhizosphere microbes. Availability of heavy metals, their uptake and the effects of metals on various signaling pathways within legumes are presented. Furthermore, the effects of heavy metals to nitrogen fixing microorganisms and how microsymbionts can overcome metal stress is presented in detail. The role of nitrogen fixers in decontamination of heavy metal toxicity, mycoremediation of metal contaminated soils, microbially mediated transformation of heavy metals and action of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria and nitrogen fixers together in detoxifying heavy metals are broadly explained. This volume is a useful tool for scientists, policy makers and progressive legume growers intending to develop safe and healthy legumes for future generations.

Mycorrhizae Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry

Mycorrhizae  Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry
Author: Zaki Anwar Siddiqui,Mohammad Sayeed Akhtar,Kazuyoshi Futai
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2008-07-27
ISBN 10: 1402087705
ISBN 13: 9781402087707
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mycorrhizae Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry Book Review:

Mycorrhizal fungi are microbial engines which improve plant vigor and soil quality. They play a crucial role in plant nutrient uptake, water relations, ecosystem establishment, plant diversity, and the productivity of plants. Scientific research involves multidisciplinary approaches to understand the adaptation of mycorrhizae to the rhizosphere, mechanism of root colonization, effect on plant physiology and growth, biofertilization, plant resistance and biocontrol of plant pathogens. This book discusses and goes into detail on a number of topics: the molecular basis of nutrient exchange between arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi and host plants; the role of AM fungi in disease protection, alleviation of soil stresses and increasing grain production; interactions of AM fungi and beneficial saprophytic mycoflora in terms of plant growth promotion; the role of AM fungi in the restoration of native ecosystems; indirect contributions of AM fungi and soil aggregation to plant growth and mycorrhizosphere effect of multitrophic interaction; the mechanisms by which mycorrhizas change a disturbed ecosystem into productive land; the importance of reinstallation of mycorrhizal systems in the rhizosphere is emphasized and their impact on landscape regeneration, and in bioremediation of contaminated soils; Ectomycorrhizae (ECM) and their importance in forest ecosystems and associations of ECM in tropical rain forests function to maintain tropical monodominance; in vitro mycorrhization of micro-propagated plants, and visualizing and quantifying endorhizal fungi; the use of mycorrhizae, mainly AM and ECM, for sustainable agriculture and forestry.

Metal Contaminated Soils

Metal Contaminated Soils
Author: Jaco Vangronsveld,Scott D. Cunningham
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 265
Release: 1998-11-20
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105028533730
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Metal Contaminated Soils Book Review:

An unfortunate by-product of industrialization is the contamination of soil and water resources with toxic metals, which becomes an environmental concern when the concentration in soils begins to affect human health. Current remediation methods applicable to contaminated soils are expensive and environmentally invasive since they are based primarily on civil-engineering techniques. This book represents an overview of efforts in exploiting biological and chemical processes to reduce the inherent risk associated with metal-contaminated soils. It presents a comprehensive, up-to-date analysis of in situ immobilization and inactivation of toxic metals by means of plants, microorganisms and invertebrates.

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.

Phytoremediation

Phytoremediation
Author: Steven C. McCutcheon,Jerald L. Schnoor
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1024
Release: 2004-04-05
ISBN 10: 9780471459323
ISBN 13: 0471459321
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Phytoremediation Book Review:

Phytormediation is an exciting new method for controlling and cleaning up hazardous wastes using green plants. This book is the first to compile the state of the science and engineering arts in this rapidly advancing field. Phytormediation: - Approaches the subject from the perspectives of biochemistry, genetics, toxicology, and pathway analysis. - Is written by two of the premier experts in the field.

Trace Elements in Soils and Plants

Trace Elements in Soils and Plants
Author: Alina Kabata-Pendias,Henryk Pendias
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 365
Release: 1992
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015024778782
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trace Elements in Soils and Plants Book Review:

The biosphere. The anthroposphere. Soils and soil processes. Soil constitutents. Trace elements in plants.

Improvement of Crops in the Era of Climatic Changes

Improvement of Crops in the Era of Climatic Changes
Author: Parvaiz Ahmad,Mohd Rafiq Wani,Mohamed Mahgoub Azooz,Lam-Son Phan Tran
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 397
Release: 2013-11-12
ISBN 10: 1461488303
ISBN 13: 9781461488309
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Improvement of Crops in the Era of Climatic Changes Book Review:

Current trends in population growth hint that global food production is unlikely to gratify future demands under predicted climate change scenarios unless the rates of crop improvement are accelerated. Crop production faces numerous challenges, due to changing environmental conditions and evolving needs for new plant-derived materials. These challenges come at a time when the plant sciences are witnessing remarkable progress in understanding fundamental processes of plant growth and development. Drought, heat, cold and salinity are among the major abiotic stresses that often cause a series of morphological, physiological, biochemical and molecular alterations which adversely affect plant growth, development and productivity, consequently posing a serious challenge for sustainable food production in large parts of the world, particularly in emerging countries. This emphasizes the urgency of finding better ways to translate new advances in plant science into concrete successes in agricultural production. To overcome the pessimistic influence of abiotic stresses and to maintain the food security in the face of these challenges, new, improved and tolerant crop varieties, contemporary breeding techniques, and cavernous understanding of the mechanisms that counteract detrimental climate changes are indubitably needed to sustain the requisite food supply. In this context, Improvement of Crops in the Era of Climatic Changes, Volume 1 provides a state-of-the-art guide to recent developments that aid in the understanding of plant responses to abiotic stresses and lead to new horizons vis-à-vis prime strategies for translating current research into applied solutions to create strong yields and overall crop improvement under such unfavourable environments. Written by a diverse group of internationally famed scholars, Improvement of Crops in the Era of Climatic Changes, Volume 1 is a brief yet all-inclusive resource that is immensely advantageous for researchers, students, environmentalists, soil scientists, professionals, and many others in the quest of advancement in this flourishing field of research.

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
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2010-12-14
ISBN 10: 9400702531
ISBN 13: 9789400702530
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.

Bacteria in Agrobiology Crop Ecosystems

Bacteria in Agrobiology  Crop Ecosystems
Author: Dinesh K. Maheshwari
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2011-04-19
ISBN 10: 9783642183577
ISBN 13: 3642183573
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bacteria in Agrobiology Crop Ecosystems Book Review:

The future of agriculture strongly depends on our ability to enhance productivity without sacrificing long-term production potential. An ecologically and economically sustainable strategy is the application of microorganisms, such as the diverse bacterial species of plant growth promoting bacteria (PGPB). The use of these bio-resources for the enhancement of crop productivity is gaining worldwide importance. Bacteria in Agrobiology: Crop Ecosystems describes the beneficial role of plant growth promoting bacteria with special emphasis on oil yielding crops, cereals, fruits and vegetables. Chapters present studies on various aspects of bacteria-plant interactions, soil-borne and seed-borne diseases associated with food crops such as rice, sesame, peanuts, and horticultural crops. Further reviews describe technologies to produce inoculants, the biocontrol of post harvest pathogens as a suitable alternative to agrochemicals, and the restoration of degraded soils.

Plant Based Remediation Processes

Plant Based Remediation Processes
Author: Dharmendra Kumar Gupta
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2013-03-12
ISBN 10: 3642355641
ISBN 13: 9783642355646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Based Remediation Processes Book Review:

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.

Plants Under Metal and Metalloid Stress

Plants Under Metal and Metalloid Stress
Author: Mirza Hasanuzzaman,Kamrun Nahar,Masayuki Fujita
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2018-12-23
ISBN 10: 9789811322419
ISBN 13: 9811322414
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plants Under Metal and Metalloid Stress Book Review:

In the industrial era, the most important potential threat to crop production is abiotic stress, including toxic metal/metalloid stress. Growing populations and rapid industrialization lead to the generation and release of huge amounts of toxic metals/metalloids into the environment, altering plant physiological processes and reducing yields. In the last few decades, there has been extensive research to elucidate the mechanisms of tolerance to metal/metalloid toxicity and ways to improve the defense system in plants. Use of exogenous photoprotectants such as osmoprotectants, plant nutrients, phytohormones, signaling molecules, antioxidants, amino acids and organic acids are widely being used to improve plants’ tolerance to metal/metalloid stress. Recently, phytoremediation approaches have been effectively employed to remediate metal/metalloid pollution. This book presents the latest insights into plant responses and tolerance in plants grown under metal/metalloids stress to provide a better understanding of the topic and the future outlook.

Fungi as Bioremediators

Fungi as Bioremediators
Author: Ebrahim Mohammadi Goltapeh,Younes Rezaee Danesh,Ajit Varma
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 489
Release: 2013-02-06
ISBN 10: 3642338119
ISBN 13: 9783642338113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fungi as Bioremediators Book Review:

Biological remediation methods have been successfully used to treat polluted soils. While bacteria have produced good results in bioremediation for quite some time now, the use of fungi to decontaminate soils has only recently been established. This volume of Soil Biology discusses the potentials of filamentous fungi in bioremediation. Fungi suitable for degradation, as well as genetically modified organisms, their biochemistry, enzymology, and practical applications are described. Chapters include topics such as pesticide removal, fungal wood decay processes, remediation of soils contaminated with heavy and radioactive metals, of paper and cardboard industrial wastes, and of petroleum pollutants.

Sulphur in Plants

Sulphur in Plants
Author: Y.P. Abrol,A. Ahmad
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2013-06-29
ISBN 10: 9401702896
ISBN 13: 9789401702898
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sulphur in Plants Book Review:

Sulphur (S) plays a pivotal role in various plant growth and development processes being a constituent of sulphur-containing amino acids, cysteine and methionine, and other metabolites viz., glutathione and phytochelatins, co-factor of enzymes which contribute to stress repair and amelioration of heavy metal toxicity. Besides, a number of S-containing components are biologically active and, thus, a source for use as medicinal value. The basic global issue before the agricultural scientist and world community is to evolve cultivars and develop methodologies for efficient use of inputs to enhance agricultural productivity. This is particularly true of the developing countries which are going to see maximum rise in population with changing food demands and declining availability of land. Amongst the inputs, nutrients play a crucial role. The major requirement is for N, P and K followed by several micro-nutrients. In this context reports of world-wide S deficiency in the agricultural systems are relevant. The reasons are many. Broadly speaking reduction inS emission, use of S-free N, P and K fertilizers and higher biomass production contributed the maximum. Despite the need for sulphur as an essential plant nutrient and the substantial returns expected from its use, very little attention has been given to fill the gap between supply and demand of S.

Soil Remediation and Plants

Soil Remediation and Plants
Author: Khalid Hakeem,Muhammad Sabir,Munir Ozturk,Ahmet Ruhi Mermut
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2014-08-29
ISBN 10: 0127999132
ISBN 13: 9780127999135
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soil Remediation and Plants Book Review:

The soil is being contaminated continuously by a large number of pollutants. Among them, heavy metals are an exclusive group of toxicants because they are stable and difficult to disseminate into non-toxic forms. The ever-increasing concentrations of such pollutants in the soil are considered serious threats toward everyone’s health and the environment. Many techniques are used to clean, eliminate, obliterate or sequester these hazardous pollutants from the soil. However, these techniques can be costly, labor intensive, and often disquieting. Phytoremediation is a simple, cost effective, environmental friendly and fast-emerging new technology for eliminating toxic heavy metals and other related soil pollutants. Soil Remediation and Plants provides a common platform for biologists, agricultural engineers, environmental scientists, and chemists, working with a common aim of finding sustainable solutions to various environmental issues. The book provides an overview of ecosystem approaches and phytotechnologies and their cumulative significance in relation to solving various environmental problems. Identifies the molecular mechanisms through which plants are able to remediate pollutants from the soil Examines the challenges and possibilities towards the various phytoremediation candidates Includes the latest research and ongoing progress in phytoremediation

Endophytes of Forest Trees

Endophytes of Forest Trees
Author: Anna Maria Pirttilä,A. Carolin Frank
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2011-07-11
ISBN 10: 9789400715998
ISBN 13: 9400715994
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Endophytes of Forest Trees Book Review:

Found in every plant species, the diversity of endophytic micro-organisms can be extremely high within different plant organs and tissue types. In trees, their ecological roles with respect to host tree can vary from latent pathogens or saprophytes to neutral commensalists and mutualists. Given their high diversity, and their bio-active nature, endophytes are currently being associated with a role in tree health against insect herbivores and fungal pathogens, as well as improving tree properties in phytoremediation. Meanwhile there is increasing interest in the potential of some tree endophytes as new sources of drug compounds. The first book on tree endophytes in several years, and containing contributions from leading authors in the field, this book provides an important reference text for professional researchers and advanced students.

Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies

Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies
Author: Xuan-Thanh Bui,Chart Chiemchaisri,Takahiro Fujioka,Sunita Varjani
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 526
Release: 2018-11-07
ISBN 10: 9811332592
ISBN 13: 9789811332593
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies Book Review:

This book discusses major technological advances in the treatment and re-use of wastewater. Its focus is on both novel treatment strategies and the modifications and adaptions of conventional processes to optimize the treatment of a complex variety of pollutants, including organic matter, chemicals and micropollutants in different water resources, as well as the integration of water treatment with bioelectricity production. Written by leading researchers in the field, it will be of interest to a wide range of researchers in both industry and academia.