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Applied Bioremediation and Phytoremediation

Edited by Singh, Ajay; Ward, Owen P. 
Springer Verlag  2004  



Hardcover  XIX, 281 pp, 19 illus  ISBN 9783540210207      £186.00
The production of a vast array of chemicals, especially petroleum compounds during the last century, has caused a serious deterioration in environmental quality. In this context, one major threat is posed by the continually expanding areas of contaminated soils and sediments. Biotechnological methods based on the biodegradation of environmental pollutants or phytoremediation of persistent organic contaminants and metals are being developed. Bioremediation has been used successfully to remediate many petroleum-contaminated sites. However, there are as yet no commercial technologies commonly used to remediate the most recalcitrant contaminants, such as explosives, pesticides and metallic pollutants. Nevertheless, bioremediation is a rapidly advancing field and new bio-based remedial technologies are continuing to emerge. For this volume, a number of experts from universities, government laboratories and industry, have contributed chapters on innovative methods in bioremediation and phytoremediation.

Contents

1 Soil Bioremediation and Phytoremediation -- An Overview Owen Ward and Ajay Singh 2 Biodegradation and Bioremediation of Petroleum Pollutants in Soil Michael H. Huesmann 3 Bioremediation of Pesticide-Contaminated Soils Ramesh C. Kuhad, Atul K. Johri, Ajay Singh and Owen P. Ward 4 Biodegradation and Bioremediation of Explosives Jian-Shen Zhao, Diane Fournier, Sonia Thiboutot, Guy Ampleman and Jalal Hawari 5 Biological Treatment of Metallic Pollutants Brendlyn D. Faison 6 Phytoremediation of Persistent Organic Contaminants in the Environment Saleema Saleh, Xiao-Dong Huang, Bruce M. Greenberg and Bernard R. Glick 7 Phytoremediation of Metals and Inorganic Pollutants Tomas Macek, Daniela Pavlikova and Martina Mackova 8 Remediation of Organic Pollutants Through Natural Attenuation Serge Delisle and Charles W. Greer 9 Evaluation of Current Soil Bioremediation Technologies Owen P. Ward and Ajay Singh 10 Bioremediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbon-Polluted Soils in Extreme Temperature Environments Rosa Margesin 11 In novative Methods for the Bioremediation of Air Contaminants Zarook Shareefdeen 12 Risk-Based Remediation of Contaminated Soil Tahir Husain

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