Phytoremediation Technologies for the Removal of Textile Dyes: An Overview and Future Prospect


Authors: Sanjay P. Govindwar and Anuradha N. Kagalkar (Shivaji University, Kolhapur, India)

Series: Environmental Remediation Technologies, Regulations and Safety, Chemistry Research and Applications

Phytoremediation, which involves the use of plants and rhizospheric organisms for the removal of pollutants, is an emerging technology for the clean up of contaminated sites. The removal of textile dyes mediated by plants has been one of the most neglected areas of phytoremediation research. Dyes, which are primary constituents of the wastes from textile industry effluents, constitute a group of recalcitrant compounds, many of which are known to have toxic and carcinogenic effects. This book focuses on the studies of the mechanisms adopted by plants in the removal of textile dyes and the future scope for research in this area, which will help in broadening the horizons of phytoremediation technologies. (Imprint: Novinka)



Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Dyes-Toxicity and need for phytoremediation

Chapter 3. Selection of plant systems for remediation of textile dyes

Chapter 4. Plant mechanisms for the removal of dyes

Chapter 5. Analysis of products formed after the phytodegradation of dyes

Chapter 6. Analysis of products formed with respect to their toxicity

Chapter 7. The use of hydroponics and plant tissue culture technologies for dye degradation

Chapter 8. Synergistic approaches for dye degradation

Chapter 9. Applications of phytoremediation technologies for dye degradation

Chapter 10. Future prospects


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