Phytoremediation and Rhizoremediation
Edited by Mackova, Martina; Dowling, David; Macek, Tomas
In recent years a boom can be seen in the literature
dealing with phytoremediation. This Volume contains detailed explanation of the basic methods
where plants are exploited in environmental remediation. The chapters represent an excellent description
of the most relevant topics in the field of phyto- and rhizoremediation and will
provide the readers with up-to-date information concerning the necessary theoretical background,
both concerning removal of heavy metals from the contaminated environment, and removal,
detoxication and even degradation of toxic organic contaminants.
Hardcover 300 pp ISBN 9781402049521
Until recently phytoremediation has been discussed mostly in monographs dealing with microbiological
remediation methods as a separate chapter, just to illustrate an additional possibility of use of biological
systems. This book intends to show especially the importance of cooperation between plant and
microorganisms, there is practically no phytoremediation without rhizoremediation.
based on methods of molecular biology and genetic engineering are described, as well as plant science achievements.
The great advantage of this volume is that the reader will find here in addition to a survey of published data
also a lot of original findings, thus supplying an up-to-date review of this quickly developing field of science.
Written for: Graduate students and researchers in the field; professionals in the bioremediation
and phytoremediation areas; employees of responsible governmental agencies (Ministries of Environment, EPA);
biologists, biochemists, microbiologists, environmental scientists, agricultural and forest engineers, plant physiologists,
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: heavy metals
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