Advances in Bioremediation and Phytoremediation for Sustainable Soil Management

Principles, Monitoring and Remediation
Saber Saleuddin, Angela B. Lange, Ian Orchard

ISBN: 978-3-030-89983-7
Publisher/Imprint: Springer Nature
Pages: 620
Format: Print/e-Book
Language: English
Edition/Volume: 1st
© Year: 2022
Publication date: March 2022



About the Book

This edited volume deals with the understanding of the issues concerned with the pollution caused by toxic elements and heavy metals and their impacts on the different agro-ecosystems as well as the techniques involved in sustainable remediation and amelioration of polluted soils. Furthermore, the book is a detailed comprehensive account for the treatment technologies from unsustainable to sustainable which includes chapters prepared by professionals with expertise in environmental microbiology, biotechnology, bioremediation, and environmental engineering.

It focuses on the characterization, reclamation, bioremediation, and phytoremediation of polluted soils. The research presented also highlights some of the significantly important plant and microbial species involved in remediation, the physiology, biochemistry, and the mechanisms of remediation by various plants and microbes, and suggestions for future improvement of bioremediation technology. It offers insights into the current focus and recent advances in bioremediation and green technology applications for sustainable soil management.

Table of Contents



1. Bioremediation of Soil: An Overview

Shafeeqa Irfan, Muhammad Modassar Ali Nawaz Ranjha, Bakhtawar Shafique, Muhammad Irfan Ullah, Ali Raza Siddiqui, Lufeng Wang

2. Current Soil Bioremediation Technologies: An Assessment

Arunima Nayak, Brij Bhushan, Ivan WilsonP

3. Phytoremediation of Soils Contaminated with Heavy Metals: Techniques and Strategies

Trinath Biswal

4. Bioremediation of Polluted Aquatic Ecosystems Using Macrophytes

R. Seenivasagan, A. Karthika, R. Kalidoss, Junaid Ahmad Malik

5. Bioremediation of Salt-Affected Soil Through Plant-Based Strategies

Anup Kumar Sarkar, Sanjoy Sadhukhan

6. Bioremediation of Waste Dumping Sites

Reshma Soman, Abhilash Surendran

7. Plant-Based Bioadsorbents: An Eco-friendly Option for Decontamination of Heavy Metals from Soil

Shankarappa Sridhara, Nandini Ramesh, Shivanand Pradeep, Manjunath K. Naik

8. Aquatic Plants in Phytoextraction of Hexavalent Chromium and Other Metals from Electroplating Effluents

Suseela Lanka, Sowjanya Goud Murari

9. Phytoremediation of PAH-Contaminated Areas

Vijaya Geetha Bose, K. S. Shreenidhi, Junaid Ahmad Malik

10. Bioremediation of Petroleum-Contaminated Soil

Yojana Waychal, Shreya Gawas, Sagar H. Barage

11. Phytoremediation of Radioactive Contaminated Sites

Iram Gul, Imran Ahmad, Ghulam Mujtaba Shah

12. Willows: Cost-Effective Tools for Bioremediation of Contaminated Soils

Sirat Sandil, Nandini Gowala

13. Bioremediation of Arsenic Contaminated Soil

Deepak Kumar Jha, Niti Yashwardhini, Vyomesh Vibhaw, Kumar Pranay

14. Bioremediation and Detoxification of Asbestos from Soil

T. Gopishankar, H. Baraiya Divyeksha, V. L. Vasantha, N. Praveen

15. Chromium Contamination in Soil and Its Bioremediation: An Overview

Avijit Bakshi, Ashis Kumar Panigrahi

16. Heavy Metal Detection in Soil and Its Treatment (Bioremediation) with Nanomaterials

Jyoti Sharma, Amit Chattree, Shabnam Dan, Mohd. Imran

17. Microplastics and Synthetic Polymers in Agricultural Soils: Biodegradation, Analytical Methods and Their Impact on Environment

M. Mizanur Rahman, Zahurul Haque, Nazmul Huda, Md. Amdadul Huq, Mamoona Rauf, Md. Maharub Hossain Fahim et al.

18. Bioremediation of Tannery Effluent Contaminated Soil: A Green Approach

Tamil Selvan Silambarasan, Manickam Dakshinamoorthi Balakumaran, Subramaniyam Suresh, Velramar Balasubramanian, Muthusamy Sanjivkumar, Balasundaram Sendilkumar et al.

19. Production of Safer Vegetables from Heavy Metals Contaminated Soils: The Current Situation, Concerns Associated with Human Health and Novel Management Strategies

Hafiz Muhammad Tauqeer, Veysel Turan, Muhammad Iqbal

20. Importance of Vermicomposting and Vermiremediation Technology in the Current Era

Jackson Durairaj Selvan Christyraj, Melinda Grace Rossan Mathews, Ravichandran Subramaniam, Beryl Vedha Yesudhason, Karthikeyan Subbiahanadar Chelladurai, Johnson Retnaraj Samuel Selvan Christyraj

21. Biological Indicators of Soil Health and Biomonitoring

Ujjwal Ranjan Dahiya, Jhumki Das, Subia Bano

22. Molecular Tools for Monitoring and Validating Bioremediation

Aurobinda Das, Suresh Kumar Panda

23. Bioindication and Biomarker Responses of Earthworms: A Tool for Soil Pollution Assessment

Varun Dhiman, Deepak Pant

24. Electrokinetic-Assisted Bioremediation and Phytoremediation for the Treatment of Polluted Soil

Tarun Kumar Kumawat, Vishnu Sharma, Varsha Kumawat, Manish Biyani, Nalinee Kumari, Rashi Garg et al.

25. Monitoring Phytoremediation of Metal-Contaminated Soil Using Remote Sensing

Bhabani Prasad Mondal, Rabi Narayan Sahoo, Bappa Das, Priya Paul, Arghya Chattopadhyay, Sonia Devi

26. Application of Artificial Intelligence to Detect and Recover Contaminated Soil: An Overview

K. R. Padma, K. R. Don

27. Will Climate Change Alter the Efficiency of Bioremediation?

Anandkumar Naorem


About the Authors/Editors


Dr. Junaid Malik received B.Sc. (2008) Science from the University of Kashmir, Srinagar, J&K; M.Sc. (2010) in Zoology from Barkatullah University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh; and PhD (2015) in Zoology from the same university. He completed his B.Ed program in 2017 from the University of Kashmir, Srinagar, J&K. He started his career as Lecturer in School Education Department, Govt. of J&K for 2 years. Dr. Malik is now working as a Lecturer in Department of Zoology, Govt. Degree College, Bijbehara, Kashmir (J&K) and actively involved in teaching and research activities. He has more than 8 years of research experience. His areas of interest are ecology, soil macrofauna, wildlife biology, conservation biology etc. 
Dr. Malik has published more than 20 research papers in various national and international peer-reviewed journals. He has authored 4 books, 16 book chapters, edited 5 books, and more than 10 popular editorial articles. He is also serving as editor and reviewer of several journals with a reasonable repute. He has participated in several state, national, and international conferences, seminars, workshops, and symposia and more than 20 conference papers are to his credit. He is the life member of SBBS (Society for Bioinformatics and Biological Sciences) with membership id LMJ-243

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