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Author NATO Advanced Study Institute on Phytoremediation of Metal-Contaminated Soils (2002 : Třešt̕, Czech Republic)

Title Phytoremediation of metal-contaminated soils / edited by Jean-Louis Morel, Guillaume Echevarria and Nadezhda Goncharova
Published Dordrecht : Springer, ©2006


Description 1 online resource (xi, 345 pages) : illustrations
Series NATO science series. Series IV, Earth and environmental sciences ; v. 68
NATO science series. Series IV, Earth and environmental sciences ; v. 68.
Contents Cover -- Table Of Contents -- List of Authors -- Preface -- Chapter 1 -- Why remediate? -- Chapter 2 -- Hyperaccumulation of trace elements by plants -- Chapter 3 -- Plant accumulation capacity for potentially toxic elements -- Chapter 4 -- Genetically modified plants with improved properties for phytoremediation purposes -- Chapter 5 -- Phytostabilisation of metal-contaminated sites -- Chapter 6 -- Phytomanagement of radioactively contaminated sites -- Chapter 7 -- Phytoremediation of industrially-contaminated sites using trees -- Chapter 8 -- Factors limiting efficiency of phytoextraction at multi-metal contaminated sites -- Chapter 9 -- Litavka river alluvium as a model area heavily polluted with potentially risk elements -- Chapter 10 -- Plant uptake of radiocaesium -- potential for remediate radiopolluted soils -- Chapter 11 -- Study of Cd accumulation by Thlaspi Caerulescens under presence of glucuronic acid containing exopolysaccharides -- Chapter 12 -- Sunflower growth and tolerance to arsenic is increased by the rhizospheric bacteria Pseudomonas fluorescens -- Chapter 13 -- Natural zeolites effect on heavy metals immobilization in soil -- Chapter 14 -- The arsenic-phytoremediation potential of genetically modified pseudomonas spp -- Chapter 15 -- Round table discussion: Sustainable Management of Natural Plant Resources for Phytoremediation -- Chapter 16 -- Working group discussion: The Efficiency and Viability of Phytoremediation -- Thematic Index -- Last Page
Summary Phytoremediation, the use of plants to remediate environmental media, is being pursued as a new approach for the cleanup of contaminated soils and waters, including groundwater. Plant-assisted bioremediation, sometimes referred to as a type of phytoremediation, involves the interaction of plant roots and the microorganisms associated with these root systems to re- diate soils containing elevated concentrations of organic compounds. These techniques could provide cost-effective methods of remediating soils and groundwater contaminated with metals, radionuclides, and various types of organics, with fewer secondary wastes and less environmental impact than would be generated using traditional remediation methods. All plants extract necessary nutrients, including metals, from their soil and water environments. Some plants, called hyperaccumulators, have the ability to store large amounts of metals, even some metals that do not appear to be required for plant functioning. In addition, plants can take up various organic chemicals from environmental media and degrade or otherwise process them for use in their physiological processes. Phytoremediation technologies are in the early stages of development, with laboratory research and limited field trials being conducted to determine processes and refine methods. Additional research, including genetic engineering, is being conducted to improve the natural capabilities of plants to perform remediation functions and to investigate other plants with potential phytoremediation applications. Large areas in Western and Eastern countries are polluted with heavy metals and radionuclides in natural, rural, urban or industrial areas
Analysis Metal contaminated soils
radiation protection
soil science
soil conservation
environmental technology
environmental monitoring
Chemistry (General)
Chemie (algemeen)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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In Springer eBooks
Subject Soil remediation -- Congresses
Soil pollution -- Congresses
Phytoremediation -- Congresses
Soil Pollutants
Biodegradation, Environmental
Environmental Pollution
chemical pollution.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Environmental -- Pollution Control.
Soil pollution -- Congresses.
Phytoremediation -- Congresses.
Soil remediation -- Congresses.
Science des matériaux.
Soil pollution
Soil remediation
Genre/Form proceedings (reports)
Conference papers and proceedings
Conference papers and proceedings.
Actes de congrès.
Form Electronic book
Author Morel, Jean-Louis, Pr.
Echevarria, Guillaume.
Goncharova, Nadezhda.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
ISBN 9781402046889