Phytoremediation: Methods, Management and Assessment


Vladimir Matichenkov, Ph.D. (Editor)
Group of Ecology and Physiology of Phototropic Organisms, Institute Basic Biological Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Moscow, Russia

Series: Environmental Research Advances
BISAC: SCI026000

Phytoremediation is one of the cost effective procedures for the cleaning or removal of pollutants from soil or water matrices. Over the last few decades, thousands of publications about different aspects of phytoremediation were created. This massive amount of data required systematization, classification and ordering. Additionally, many aspects of phytoremediation were not elaborated upon properly. This current book contains classical and specific literature reviews on phytoremediation, new approaches in phytoremediation techniques and new areas for the realization of phytoremediation, which are not related to traditional pollutants as heavy metals.


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Toxic Metal Phytoremediation Using High Biomass Non-Hyperaccumulator Crops: New Possibilities for Bioenergy Resources
(Lucas Anjos Souza, Liliane Santos Camargos and Márcia Eugenia Amaral Carvalho, Campus Rio Verde, Instituto Federal de Educação, São Paulo, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 2. Arsenic, the Silent Threat: New Phytoremediation Strategies for Contaminated Soils and Waters
(Cristina Navarro, Sarra Arbaoui, Cristian Mateo, Taoufik Bettaieb and Antonio Leyva, Department of Plant Molecular Genetics, Centro Nacional de Biotecnología, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid, Spain, and others)

Chapter 3. The Use of Forage Grasses for the Phytoremediation of Heavy Metals: Plant Tolerance Mechanisms, Classifications, and New Prospects
(Flávio H. S. Rabêlo, Lucélia Borgo and José Lavres, University of São Paulo, Center for Nuclear Energy in Agriculture, Division of Agroindustrial Productivity and Food, Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 4. Halophytes as Valuable Tools in the Phytoremediation of Coastal Environments Contaminated by Trace Metals
(Carmen A. Pedro, Márcia S.S. Santos, Susana M.F. Ferreira, and Sílvia C. Gonçalves, Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, ESTM, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Peniche, Portugal)

Chapter 5. Chelate-Enhanced Phytoremediation of Pb and Cu in Single and Co-Contaminated Soils Using Tagetes Erecta
(Chibuike Chigbo and Oyinkepreye Koufa, Department of Environmental Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria, and others)

Chapter 6. The Management of Heavy Metal Uptake and Transport by Plants under Si Application
(Yuqiao Liu, Xiao Wei, Dandan Zhao, Pengbo Zhang, Qiang Zhan, Bo Xu, Elena Bocharnikova, and Vladimir Matichenkov, Hunan Economic Geography Institute, Changsha, China, and others)

Chapter 7. The Role of Vascular Plants in the Phytoremediation of Fly Ash Deposits
(Gordana M. Gajić and Pavle Ž. Pavlović, Department of Ecology, Institute for Biological Reasearch “Siniša Stanković”, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia)

Chapter 8. Phytoremediation Using Microalgae: Techniques and Perspectives
(Alexis Hernández-Pérez, Humberto Mattos, Juan L. Ramos-Suárez, Desarrollo de Proyectos e Investigación Científica, Cokaru I+D, Santiago, Chile, and others)

Chapter 9. Salinity Effects on Plants and Their Desalination Potential in Aquatic Environments
(Maria. A. de C. Gomes and Rachel A. Hauser-Davis, Laboratório de Ciências Ambientais, Centro de Biociências e Biotecnologia, Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense Darcy Ribeiro, Campos dos Goytacazes, RJ, Brazil, and others)



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