Bioremediation and Phytoremediation Technologies in Sustainable Soil Management

4- Volume set
Junaid Ahmad Malik, Megh R. Goyal

ISBN: 978-1-774-63720-3
Publisher/Imprint: AAP, CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group)
Pages: 1670
Format: Print/e-Book
Language: English
Edition/Volume: 1st
© Year: 2022
Publication date: February 2022


$650.00 | £500.00

About the Book

This 4-volume set focuses on the use of microbial bioremediation and phytoremediation to clean up pollutants in soil, such as pesticides, petroleum hydrocarbons, metals, and chlorinated solvents, which reduce the soil’s fertility and renders it unfit for plant growth. The volumes cover the many diverse eco-friendly microbial bioremediation and phytoremediation techniques for sustainable soil management.

Bioremediation and Phytoremediation Technologies in Sustainable Soil Management: Volume 1: Fundamental Aspects and Contaminated Sites begins with an overview of phytoremediation and phytotechnologies and the role of environmental factors. It goes on to introduce soil assessment techniques and offers methods of remediation designed to combat soil and agricultural degradation. Attention is given to specific types of sites and soil pollution, such as soils contaminated by heavy metals; microbial and phytoremediation-based removal of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from coal, crude oil, and gasoline; microbial bioremediation and amelioration of pesticide-contaminated soils; phytoremediation techniques for biomedical waste contaminated sites; as well as biomediation processes for human waste sites. Biopesticides are also explained in the book as an alternative to conventional pesticides as well as the possibilities for the improvement of modern bio-pesticides.

Volume 2: Microbial Approaches and Recent Trends focuses on new and emerging techniques and approaches to address soil pollution. These include the use of rhizobacteria, archae, cyanobacteria, and microalgae as biofertilizers and for soil bioremediation efforts. New technologies for assessment of soil bioremediation are explored also. The chapters provides in-depth coverage of the mechanisms, advantages, and disadvantages of the technologies used and highlights the use of different microbial enzymes that are used in the process of bioremediation and phytoremediation to clean up different pollutants without causing damage to the natural environment.

Volume 3: Inventive Techniques, Research Methods, and Case Studies is organized in three themes: plants in green remediation, tools and techniques in bioremediation and phytoremediation, and special sites and their remediation techniques. Innovative new techniques that advance the use of molecular biological approaches, nanotechnology, immobilization, vermicomposting and genetic modification developments are investigated to take advantage of these possibilities.

Volume 4: Degradation of Pesticides and Polychlorinated Biphenyls addresses pesticide degradation, PCBs degradation, and genetic interventions. It begins by describing environment pesticide degradation, mechanisms and sustainability, microbes and microbial enzymes, plant microbe interactions, organophosphorus degradations and endosulfan degradation. It then goes on to discuss PCBs and degradation, cypermethrin, degradation by Phanerochaete chrysosporium, carvone and surfactants for degradation of PCBs. The book also advocates for genetic systems for degradation of PCBs and pesticides, with discussion of the different advantages and disadvantages for each strategy and the various techniques.

Together, these four volumes provide in-depth coverage of the mechanisms, advantages, and disadvantages of the bioremediation and phytoremediation technologies for safe and sustainable soil management. The diverse topics help to arm biologists, agricultural engineers, environmental and soil scientists and chemists with the information and tools they need to address soil toxins that are a dangerous risk to plants, wildlife, humans and, of course, the soil itself.

Table of Contents


Volume 1: Fundamental Aspects and Contaminated Sites


Foreword by Münir Öztürk


1. Phytoremediation and Phytotechnologies: An Overview

Irfan-Ur-Rauf Tak and Sofi Mohammad Zuber

2. Phytoremediation and Environmental Factors

Muhammad Zubair Akram, Samreen Nazeer, Anila Sadia, and Muhammad Abdullah Saleem


3. Role of Phytoremediation to Clean Up Heavy Metal Polluted Soils

Joan Nyika

4. Phytoremediation Technique for PAH-Polluted Soils: Applications, Challenges, and Opportunities

Arunima Nayak, Brij Bhushan, and Shreya Kotnala

5. Assessment and Overview of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Bioremediation

Naga Raju Maddela, M. Subhosh Chandra, M. Srinivasulu, and Pallaval V. Bramhachari


6. Phytoremediation of Soils Contaminated by Heavy Metals (Mercury, Cadmium, and Lead)

Mohd Yousuf Rather, Ashaq Ahmad Dar, and Mohammed Latif Khan

7. Microbial and Phytoremediation-Based Removal of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Soil Environments

Podduturi Sindhura, Podduturi Vanamala, Tanaji Vasavilatha, and Mir Zahoor Gul

8. Microbial Bioremediation and Amelioration of Pesticide-Contaminated Soils

M. Srinivasulu, M. Subhosh Chandra, and Naga Raju Maddela

9. Bioremediation of Petroleum Contaminated Soils

Vikrant B. Berde, Pallaval V. Bramhachari, and Chanda Parulekar Berde

10. Phytoremediation of Biomedical Waste Contaminated Sites

Pimpi Sahu, Kumar Kritartha Kaushik, Caiyun Zheng, Qingyan Zeng, Zhuangzhuang Zhao, Kai Dong, and Tingli Lu

11. Bioremediation of Waste Dumping Sites

Trinath Biswal



Volume 2: Microbial Approaches and Recent Trends


Foreword by Münir Öztürk


1. Role of Rhizobacteria in Phytoremediation of Metal-Contaminated Lands

Umair Riaz, Tariq Mehmood, Muhammad Irfan Sohail, Fatima Akmal, and Natasha Erum

2. Role of Archaea in the Remediation of Contaminated Soils

Chanda Parulekar Berde and Vikrant B. Berde


3. Microalgae and Cyanobacteria: Potential Biofertilizers

Junaid Ahmad Malik

4. Microalgae as Biofertilizer for Sustainable Agricultural Productivity

Sahil, Kirti Sharma and Shabir A. Rather

5. Microbial Biotechnology: Potential of Fungal Enzymes in Soil Bioremediation

Subhosh Chandra Muni Ramanna Gari, Srinivasulu Mandala, Naga Raju Maddela, Suresh Yadav Panyam, and Pallaval Veera Bramhachari

6. Soil Bioremediation Strategies Based on Fungal Enzymes

Umair Riaz, Ghulam Murtaza, Shazia Iqbal, and Tabinda Athar


7. Assessment of Current Soil Bioremediation Technologies

Pritisha Barik, Trinath Biswal, and Junaid Ahmad Malik

8. Sustainable Agro-Ecosystems: Recent Trends and Approaches in Phytoremediation and Rhizoremediation

Wajiha Anum, Umair Riaz, Ghulam Murtaza, Muhammad Umair Raza, and Asad-Ur-Rahman

9. Sustainable Soil Health and Crop Improvement: Recent Trends in Bioremediation Tools

Suraksha Chanotra and Azad Gull

10. Assessment of Remediation Efficiency: Microbial Indicators of Soil Health

Laila Shahzad, Umair Riaz, and Faiza Sharif

11. Recent Trends in Transgenic Plants for Enhanced Phytoremediation

Shahnaz Anjum, Shayista Yousuf, and Urfeya Mirza

12. Nanobioremediation: An Integrated Approach for Management of Contaminated Sites

Rayees Ahmad Zargar, Khursheed Ahmad Wani, and Junaid Ahmad Malik


Volume 3: Inventive Techniques, Research Methods, and Case Studies



1. Bioremediation Potential of Pteridophytes

Sonia Sharma and Sushant Sharma

2. Potential of Ornamental Plants for Phytoremediation

Akanksha Kaushal, Megha Gupta, and Junaid Ahmad Malik

3. Bioremediation Potential of Helianthus annuus

Oluwasesan M. Bello, Mojeed O. Bello, and Abiodun B. Ogbesejana

4. Potential of Biofertilizers for Soil Enhancement: Study on Growth and Physiological and Biochemical Traits of Medicago sativa

R. Ben-Laouane, M. Ait-El-Mokhtar, M. Anli, A. Boutasknit, Y. Ait-Rahou, K. Oufdou, S. Wahbi, and A. Meddich


5. Fungal Nanoparticles for Soil Health and Bioremediation

Hujjat Ul Baligah and M. H. Chesti

6. Exploring Toxic Heavy Metals Using Engineered Nanomaterials via Immobilization

Anandkumar Naorem and Shiva Kumar Udayana

7. Vermicomposting and Its Role in Agricultural Waste Management

Nowsheen Nazir, Aroosa Khalil, Kounser Javaid, Shemoo Nisar, Insha Majid, and Shazia Mubarak

8. Applications of Horizontal Gene Transfer in Soil Bioremediation

Ambika Prasad Mishra, Jyoti Prakash Sahoo, Purbasha Priyadarshini Padhi, Soumya Pattnaik, and Lopamudra Jena

9. In Vitro Screening of Heavy Metals: Seed Germination and Seedling Growth of Sorghum and Horse Gram

Thummala Chandrasekhar, M. Keerthi Kumari, and Pallaval Veera Bramhachari

10. Potential of Agricultural Waste (Rice Husk and Sweet Lime Peel) in Bioremediation of Se (IV) Ions from Wastewater

Amit Chattree, Shaziya Siddiqui, Imran Hasan, and Reena Mishra


11. Bioremediation of Polyethylenes and Plastics

Sumira Malik, Shilpa Prasad, Shashank Shekhar, Ankita Agarwal, and Shristi Kishore

12. Bioremediation of Pesticides Using Actinobacteria

Raman Kumar Ravi and Shalini Gupta

13. Fungal Remediation Technology for Refinery Waste Contaminated Soil

Shalini Gupta and Raman Kumar Ravi

14. Biodegradation and Ecotoxicity of Petroleum Hydrocarbons: Methodology for Lab- and Field-Scale Studies

Kondakindi Venkateswar Reddy, Chittari Amaravathi Sneha Latha Varma, Pabbati Ranjit, and Naga Raju Maddela

15. Bioreclamation of Sodic Soils for Sustainable Agriculture

Hitika Sharma, Drishtant Singh, Satwinder Kaur Sohal, and Samiksha Mahant

16. Applications of Gut Microbiota of Insects in Degradation of Lignocellulosic Biomass

Diksha, Sumit Singh, Satwinder Kaur Sohal, and Shallina Gupta

17. Plant-Mediated Techniques in Detoxification of Mercury Contaminated Soils

Sumira Malik, Shilpa Prasad, Shreya Ghoshal, Tanvi Kumari, and Shashank Shekhar



Volume 4: Degradation of Pesticides and Polychlorinated Biphenyls



1. Environmental Pesticide Degradation: Mechanisms and Sustainability

Muzafar Riyaz, Pratheesh Mathew, Rauf Ahmad Shah, K. Sivasankaran, and S. M. Zuber

2. Microbial Degradation of Pesticides

Dipika Jaspal and Arti Malviya

3. Microbial Remediation of Persistent Agro-Chemicals by Soil Bacteria

Preetha Nair and Radha D. Kale

4. Microbes and Microbial Enzymes for Degradation of Pesticides

Sumira Malik, Archna Dhasmana, Shristi Kishore, and Manisha Kumari

5. Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives and Degradation of Pesticides

Qamer Ridwan, Nahila Anjum, Shaista Rashid, Fareeda Akhter, and Mohd Hanief

6. Microbial Degradation of Organophosphorus Pesticides

Nahila Anjum, Qamer Ridwan, Shaista Rashid, Fareeda Akhter, and Mohd Hanief

7. Microbial-Assisted Degradation of Endosulfan

Vandana Patyal, Dipika Jaspal, and Kanchan Khare


8. Degradation Mechanisms of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in the Environment

Farah Elgudayem, Esra Gölcü and Ebru Kafkas

9. Bioremediation of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (Plastics) and Cypermethrin

Younis Ahmad Hajam, Raksha Rani, Rouf Ahmad Bhat, and Rajesh Kumar

10. Degradation of Polychlorinated Biphenyls by Phanerochaete chrysoporium

Zahid Nabi, Satinder Kaur, Javid Manzoor, Khursheed Ahmad Wani, and Junaid Ahmad Malik

11. Role of Carvone and Surfactant Producing Bacteria in Bioremediation of Polychlorinated Biphenyls

Ruchi Dubey Sharma, Suparna Ghosh, Shweta Sharma, Anita K, Anita Singh, and Reena Antony


12. Genetic Systems in Soil Bacteria for Degradation of Polychlorinated Biphenyls

Trinath Biswal

13. Toxicity and Genetic Basis of Microbial Degradation of Organophosphorus Pesticides

Gopi Shankar Thirumoorthy, Swathi Pavithran, Vasantha Veerappa Lakshmaiah, and Praveen Nagella

About the Authors/Editors


Junaid Ahmad Malik, PhD, is a Lecturer with the Department of Zoology at Government Degree College, Bijbehara, Kashmir (J&K), India, and is actively involved with teaching and research activities. He has more than eight years of research experience. His areas of interest are ecology, soil macrofauna, wildlife biology, conservation biology, etc. Dr. Malik has published 21 research articles and technical papers in international peer-reviewed journals and has authored and edited books, book chapters, and more than 10 popular editorial articles. He also serves as an editor and reviewer of several journals. He has participated in several state, national, and international conferences, seminars, workshops, and symposia and has more than 20 conference papers to his credit. He is a life member of the Society for Bioinformatics and Biological Sciences. Dr. Malik received his BSc degree from the University of Kashmir, Srinagar, J&K; his MSc in Zoology from Barkatullah University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh; and a PhD in Zoology from the same university. He completed his BEd program at the University of Kashmir, Srinagar, J&K, India.

Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE, is a Retired Professor in Agricultural and Biomedical Engineering from the General Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico–Mayaguez Campus. He has worked as a Soil Conservation Inspector and as a Research Assistant at Haryana Agricultural University and Ohio State University. He was the first agricultural engineer to receive the professional license in Agricultural Engineering from the College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico, and was proclaimed as the “Father of Irrigation Engineering in Puerto Rico for the twentieth century” by the ASABE, Puerto Rico Section, for his pioneering work on micro irrigation, evapotranspiration, agroclimatology, and soil and water engineering. During his professional career of over 52 years, he has received many prestigious awards. A prolific author and editor, he has written more than 200 journal articles and several textbooks and has edited over 85 books.

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